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SILVER CONVENTION/ 
FLYIN’ HIGH 

New Markets For Disco 
Soul Acts In Europe 
RCA Holds National 
Sales Meeting In Ga. 
Elektra Group Sales 
Increase 35% Over 1974 
Casablanca Has $2 Mil. Mo. 
Rod Stewartteaves Faces 
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The 10th Anniversary Of Midem 



(International Record and Music Publishing Market) 


January 23 - 29, 1976 
Palais Des Festivals/Cannes, France 


The music business year begins at MIDEM... 
If you're in the business, 
you can't afford not to be there . . . 

(ask someone who goes) 


1975: 5042 participants from 902 companies in 41 countries 
1976: More than 1000 companies expected 


FRANCE U.S.A. U.K. 

BERNARD CHEVRY Christian Jail a he rt John Nathan Liz Sokoski 

Commissaire General 3, rue Gamier 30 Rockefeller Plaza 8, Dorset Square 

92200 Neuilly Suite 4535 London NW1 

XAVIER ROY Tel. 747-8400 New York, N.Y. 10020 Tel. 723-8232 

International Manager Telex 630547 Tel. (212) 489-1360 Telex 25230 

Telex 235309 


THE INTERNATIONAL MUSIC-RECORD WEEKLY 



VOLUMEXXXVII -NUMBER 33 — January3. 1976 


f A 

GEORGE ALBERT 

President and Publisher 

MARTY OSTROW 

Executive Vice President 


cash box editorial 


Editorial 

DAVID BUDGE 

Editor In Chief 


IAN DOVE 

East Coast Editorial Director 


MIDEM — The Idea survives . . . 


GARY COHEN 
BOB KAUS 
PHILDIMAURO 
ERICRUDOLPH 


Hollywood 
JESS LEVITT 
MARC SHAPIRO 
STEPHEN FUCHS 
J.B. CARMICLE 
JOHN MANKIEWICZ 


Research 
HOWARD LOWELL 
STEVE OSTROW 
BOB SPEISMAN 
MARKALBERT 


Art Director 
WOODY HARDING 


Coin Machine 
Chicago 

CAMILLE COMPASIO —Manager 
KAREN SHENK 


Circulation 
THERESA TORTOSA 
Manager 


PUBLICATION OFFICES 
NEW YORK 

1 19 West 57th St., N.Y.. N Y 10019 

Phone:(212)586-2640 

Cable Address: Cash Box N Y 

CALIFORNIA 

6565 Sunset Blvd. (Suite 520) 
Hollywood. Ca 90028 
Phone: (213) 464-5121 


NASHVILLE 

JUANITA JONES 

BARBARA O DELL 

151 1 Sigler St . Nashville Term 37203 

Phone:(615)244-2898 


CHICAGO 

CAMILLE CAMPASIO 

29 E. Madison St.. Chicago III. 60602 

Phone: (312)346-7272 

ENGLAND 

DORRIS LAND 
3 Cork St., London Wl 
Phone:01-7342374 

ARGENTINA 

MIGUELSMIRNOFF 
Belgrano 3252, Piso 4 "B" 

Buenos Aires, Argentina 
Phone: 89-6796 


CANADA 

WALT GREALIS 
6 Brentcliffe Road 
Toronto 1 7. Ontario, Canada 
Phone:(416)425-0257 

HOLLAND 

PAULACKET 

Theresiastraat 59-63, The Hague 
Phone: 837700 


ITALY 

GABRIELEG ABBATE 
Viale A. Doria 10, 20124 Milano 

BELGIUM 

ETIENNE SMET 

Postbus 56, B-2700 Sint-Niklaas 

Phone: (03) 76-54-39 


AUSTRALIA 

PETER SMITH 

11 Winters Way, Doncaster 31 08 
Victoria. Australia 


JAPAN 

Adv Mgr . SACHIOSAITO 
1-11-2-Chome Shinbashi, Minato-Ku, Tokyo 
Phone: 504-1651 

Editorial Mgr . FUMIYO TACHIBANA 
1-1 1-2-Chome Shinbashi. Minato-Ku, Tokyo 
Phone: 504-1651 


SUBSCRIPTION RATES $50 per year anywhere in the 
U S A. Published weekly by CASH BOX. 119 West 57th 
St., New York, N Y. 10019. Printed in the U S A Second 
doss postage paid at New York, N.Y , and additional 
mailing offices. 

Copyright © 1975 by The, Cash Bo* Publishing Co., 
Inc. All rights reserved. Copyright under Universal 
Copyright Convention. 

POSTMASTER: Send form 3579 to CASH BOX. 119 
West 57th St. , New York, N Y. 10019. 


Ten years ago the Beatles were topping both the singles and 
album charts in Cash Box, Herman's Hermits were hot, Simon 
was together with Garfunkel and Sam the Sham was running the 
Pharoahs. 

And a Frenchman named Bernard Chevry had his idea. . . . 

The record business is, sometimes by necessity, a fast moving 
one, relying much on change. But there are elements of 
permanence around. 

MIDEM for instance. 

Ten years ago Bernard Chevry had his idea that the music 
business needed a marketplace, some kind of event where large 
labels and small publishers, all the diverse pieces that make up 
the business, all over the world, could get together to wheel and 
deal, discuss and complain, and occasionally for pure pleasure. 
MIDEM has survived the past decade because of the basic 
soundness of Chevry ’s idea. 

It is in good shape and this special anniversary year looks set to 
be the biggest yet. There should be no surprise about this 
because MIDEM supplies a genuine need in the music business. 

No idea would have lasted and thrived this long, survived the 
occasional threat of competition and pulled through the 
occasional goofs that can beset any organization if that idea did 
not have real merit. 

MIDEM’s first decade is almost over and we at Cash Box see no 
reason why it should not continue just as strongly into the next. 
Bernard Chevry must look back with satisfaction and forward with 
confidence. 



NUMBER ONE 
SINGLE OF THE WEEK 

I WRITE THE SONGS 
BARRY MANILOW -ARISTA 
Writers: Bruce Johnston 
Pub: Artists Music, Inc./Sunbury 
Music/ASCAP 


NUMBER ONE 
ALBUM OF THE WEEK 

CHICAGO IX 
(CHICAGO'S GREATEST HITS) 
CHICAGO 
Columbia PC 33900 




I WRITE THE SONGS 

Barry Manilow (Arista AS 01 57) 

THEME FROM MAHOGANY 

(DO YOU KNOW WHERE 
YOU’RE GOING TO) 

Diana Ross (Motown Ml 377-F) 

CONVOY 

C W McCall (MGM M 14839) 

SATURDAY NIGHT 

Bay City Rollers (Arista AS 01 49) 

LOVE ROLLERCOASTER 

The Ohio Players (Mercury 436) 

FOX ON THE RUN 

Sweet (Capitol P-4157) 

FLYAWAY 

John Denver (RCA JH 10517) 

YOU SEXY THING 

Hot Chocolate (Big Tree BT-16047) 

S LOVE MUSIC 

O Jays l Phila Int'l ZS 8-3677-1) 

WALK AWAY FROM LOVE 

David Ruffin ( Motown Ml 376F-A) 

THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT 

KC & The Sunshine Band (T K 1015) 

SING A SONG 

Earth Wind & Fire (Columbia 3-10251) 

LET’S DO ST AGAIN 

Staple Singers (Curtom CMS 01 09) 

BREAKING UP IS HARD TO 
DO 

Neil Sedaka (Rocket PIG 40500) 

50 WAYS TO LEAVE YOUR 
LOVER 

Paul Simon (Columbia 3-10270) 

EVIL WOMAN 

Electric Light Orchestra (UA XW 729-Y) 

LOVE MACHINE 

Miracles iTamla 54262) 



10 


16 20 


OVER MY HEAD 

Fleetwood Mac (Reprise RPS 1 339) 


48 

23 

24 

21 


COUNTRY BOY (YOU GOT 


YOUR FEET IN L.A.) 

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Glen Campbell i Capitol P-4155) 

ROCK N ROLL ALL NIGHT 

Kiss (Casablanca 850) 

WINNERS AND LOSERS 

Hamilton. Joe Frank & Reynolds 


23 


25 

30 


22 

TIMES OF YOUR LIFE 

Paul Anka 1 United Artists U A XW 737-Y) 

26 

31 

58 

23 

sgm*. 

FLY, ROBIN, FLY 

Silver Convention (Midland Int'l 10339) 

13 

4 

59 

24 

1 LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY 

Donna Summer (Oasis 401) 

38 

56 


25 

SKY HIGH 

Jigsaw (Chelsea CH 3022) 

15 

5 

60 

26 

SQUEEZE BOX 

The Who (MCA 40475) 

29 

36 

61 

27 

HURRICANE (PART 1) 

Bob Dylan (Columbia 3-10245) 

28 

35 

62 

28 

LOVE HURTS 

Nazareth i A&M 1671) 

31 

38 

63 

29 

PALOMA BLANCA 

George Baker (WB WBS 81 15) 

39 

53 

64 


30 


31 

32 


33 


BABY FACE 

Wing & A Prayer Fife & Drum Corps 
Wing & A Prayer Records Co 

HS 103) I Dist Atlantic) 35 

SCHOOL BOY CRUSH 

AWBl Atlantic 45-3304) 32 

WAKE UP EVERYBODY 

(PART I) 

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes 

(Phila Int'l ZS 8-3579) 34 

LET IT SHINE 

Olivia Newton-John (MCA 40495) 36 


39 

34 


37 

40 


34 

35 

36 

37 

38 

39 

40 

41 

42 

43 
44; 

45 

46 

47 

48 

49 

50 

51 

52 

53 


OUR DAY WILL COME 

Frankie Valli (Private Stock PS 45043) 1 7 

12/20 

14 

TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT 

Eagles (Asylum 45293-A) 

46 

69 

ALL BY MYSELF 

Eric Carmen (Arista AS 0165) 

42 

59 

NIGHTS ON BROADWAY 

Bee Gees (RSO 515) 

25 

16 

DOWN TO THE LINE 

Bachman-Turner Overdrive (Mercury 73724) 

40 

42 

PART TIME LOVE 

Gladys Knight & The Pips (Buddah BDA 513) 

27 

28 

FULL OF FIRE 

Al Green 1 Hi 5N-2300) 

30 

32 

SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 

Helen Reddy iCapitol P-4192) 

48 

54 

WOMAN TONIGHT 

America (Warner Brothers WBS 81 57) 

43 

46 

FOR THE LOVE OF YOU 

Isley Brothers (T-Neck ZS 8-2259) 

45 

26 

GOLDEN YEARS 

David Bowie (RCA JH 10441) 

50 

61 

FEELINGS 

Morris Albert ( RCA JB 10279) 

47 

49 

ISLAND GIRL 

Elton John ( MCA 40461 ) 

33 

19 

THEME FROM S.W.A.T. 

Rhythm Heritage (ABC 121 35) 

55 

65 

THIS OLD MAN 

Purple Reign (Private Stock PS 45.052) 

51 

63 

SLOW RIDE 

Foghat iBearsville BSS0306) 

56 

70 

LET’S LIVE TOGETHER 

Road Apples I Polydor PD 14285) 

53 

62 

PLAY ON LOVE 

Jefferson Starship (Grunt 104 56) 

58 

66 

TRACKS OF MY TEARS 

Linda Ronstadt (Asylum 45295-A) 

60 

73 

FANNY (BE TENDER WITH 
MY LOVE) 

Bee Gees 'RSO SO 519) 

63 

77 

LET THE MUSIC PLAY 

Barry White (20th Century TC 2265) 

70 

79 

FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN 

Marshall Tucker Band (Capricorn CPS 02441 

57 

60 

MY LITTLE TOWN 

Simon & Garfunkel (Col 3-10230) 

37 

18 

LOVE OR LEAVE 

Spinners (Atlantic 3309) 

66 

76 

FREE RIDE 

Tavares (Capitol P4184I 

65 

74 

THE WAY 1 WANT TO TOUCH 



YOU 

Captain & Tenmlle i A&M 1 725-S) 

44 

22 

INSEPARABLE 

Natalie Cole ICapitol 4193) 

71 

82 

EASY AS PIE 

Billy Crash Craddock (ABC'Dot 17584) 

73 

85 

HAPPY 

Eddie Kendricks ( Motown/Tamla 54263) 

62 

64 

ART FOR ART’S SAKE 

10cci Mercury 73725) 

64 

67 

THE HOMECOMING 

Hagood Hardy (Capitol 41 561 

74 

87 

BREAKAWAY 

Art Garfunkel (Columbia 3-10273) 

79 


SWEET THING 

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan 'ABC 12149) 

77 


LOVE IS THE DRUG 

Roxy Music (Atccrf©42) 

80 

91 

DON’T CRY JONI 

Conway T witty ( MCA 40407) 

78 

88 

VOLARE 

Al Martino (Capitol 4134) 

41 

41 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND LICENSEES) 


70 

DECEMBER 1963 (OH WHAT 12 27 

12/20 


ANIGHT) 

Four Seasons (Warner Brothers WBS 8168) 

84 


71 

THE LAST GAME OF THE 
SEASON (A BLIND MAN IN 
THE BLEACHERS) 

David Geddes (Big Tree BT 31424) 

49 

47 

72 

BACKTO THE ISLAND 

Leon Russell (Shelter SR-40483) 

81 


73) 

SWEET LOVE 

Commodores I Motown M 1 38 1 FA) 

87 

99 

74 

SOUL TRAIN 75 

Soul Train Gang 
(Soul Train Records ST 1 0400) ( Dist: RCAI 

75 

80 

75 

SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT 

Batdorf & Rodney (Arista AS 01 59) 

76 

78 

76 

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY 

Queen (Elektra E-45297) 

85 


77 

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL 

Kool & Ttie Gang 1 DeLite DEP 1573) 

52 

45 

78 

YESTERDAY’S HERO 

John Paul Young 1 Ariola America 7607) 

89 

98 

79 

FOR A DANCER 

Prelude (Pye 71045) 

88 

89 

80 

ALMOST SATURDAY NIGHT 

John Fogerty (Asylum 45291 ) 

82 

86 

81 

DEEP PURPLE 

Donny & Marie Osmond (MGM Ml 4840) 

92 

94 

82 

BLUEGUITAR 

Justin Haywood & John Lodge 
(Threshold 67021) 

83 

84 

83 

THE WHITE KNIGHT 

Cledus Maggard & The Citizens Band 
( Mercury 73751 ) 



84 

THE BLIND MAN IN THE 
BLEACHERS 

Kenny Starr (MCA 404 74) 

86 

90 

85 

GOIN’ DOWN SLOWLY 

The Pointer Sisters ( ABC/Blue Thumb BTA 268) 

54 

51 

86 

DREAM ON 

Aerosmith (Columbia 3-10278) 



87 

dm*. 

1 WANT TO DANCE WITH 
YOU (DANCE WITH ME) 

Ritchie Family 1 20th Century TC 2252) 

91 

92 

88 

JUNK FOOD JUNKIE 

Larry Groce (Warner Brothers 81 65) 



89 

ONLY 16 

Dr Hook (Capitol 41 71 ) 



90 

SWEET LOVING MAN 

Morris Albert (RCA JH 10437) 

93 

95 

91 

FANNY (BE TENDER WITH 
MY LOVE) 

GinoCunico (Arista AS0162) 

95 

96 

92 

1 BELIEVE IN FATHER 
CHRISTMAS 

Greg Lake 'Atlantic 3305) 

96 

100 

93 

MAKE LOVE TO YOUR MIND 

Bill Withers (Columbia 3-10255) 

94 

97 

94 

AMAZING GRACE (USED TO 
BE HER FAVORITE SONG) 

Amazing Rhythm Aces 'ABC 12132) 



95 

HOW HIGH THE MOON 

Gloria Gaynor (MGM Ml 4838) 

97 

83 

96 

LOVE HURTS 

Jim Capaldi (Island IS045-A) 

98 


97 

ONE WOMAN BAND 

Carol Chase 1 Janus J256) 

100 


98 

ONCE YOU HIT THE ROAD 

Dionne Warwick (Warner Bros WBS 81 54) 

-99 

_ 

99 

EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART 

Crown Heights Affair (DeLite 1575) 



100 

FUNKY WEEKEND 

Stylistics (Avco 4661 ) 

- 

- 

ICEN! 





36 


All By Myself (CAM-USA — BMI) 

Almost Saturday Night (Greasy King - ASCAP). 

Amazing Grace (Fourth Floor - ASCAP) 

Art For Art's Sake I Man-Ken - BM I ) 

Baby Face l WB Music -ASCAP). 

BackTo The Island (Skyhill -BMI) 

BlueGuitar IJustunes -ASCAP) 

Bohemian IB FeldmanT/AS Trident -ASCAP) 
Breakaway (Almo/Caledonian Steam 

Breaking UplScreen Gems-Col — BMI) 14 

Caribbean Festival (Delightful/Gang - BMI) 77 


For A Dancer ( Benchmark — ASCAP) 

For The Love Of You (Bovina -ASCAP) 

Fox On The Run (Sweet Pub Ltd.) 

Free Ride (Silver Steed — BMI) 

Full Of Fire (Jec/AI Green -BMI) 

Funky Weekend (Avco Embassy — ASCAP) 


79 

43 

6 

58 

40 

100 


Let’s Live Together 

I Landers Roberts - ASCAP) 

Let The Music Play ( Sa-Vette/January - 
Love Hurts ( House Of Bryant BMI ) . 

Love Hurts (Acuff-Rose -BMI) 

Love Is The Drug (TRO-Cheshire BMI 


BMI) . 


. 50 
. 54 
28 
96 
67 


-ASCAP). 65 


Convoy (American Gramophone - SESAC) 
Country Boy ( ABC/Dunhill/One of a 

Kind - BMI) 

December 1963 (Oh What A Night) 

(Seasons/Jobete - ASCAP) 

Deep Purple (Robbins -ASCAP) 

Don’t Cry Joni (Twitty Bird — BMI) , 

Down To The Line (Ranbach/Top Soil - BMI) 
Dream On (Frank Connoly/Baksel — BMI) . . . 

Easy As Pie (Chappell — ASCAP) 

Every Beat (Delightful - BMI) 

Evil Woman (Unart/ Jet — BMI) 

Fanny (Be Tender) (Casserole — BMI). 

Feelings (Fermata Inti -ASCAP) 

50 Ways To Leave (Paul Simon - BMI) 

Fire On The Mountain (No Exit — BMI) 

Fly Away (Cherry Lane - ASCAP) 

Fly. Robin. Fly(Midsong - ASCAP) . . 


Goin' Down Slowly (Warner Tamerlane/ 

Marsaint - BMI ) 

Golden Years (Bewlay - BMI/ 

Chrysalis/MamMan -ASCAP) 44 


Love Machine (Jobete/Grimora -ASCAP). 17 


57 


85 


19 


70 
81 
.68 
38 
86 
61 
99 
. 16 
53.91 
45 
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.23 


Happy (Jobete — ASCAP/ 

Stone Diamond — BMI) 62 

How High The Moon (Chappell -ASCAP) 95 

Hurricane (Part 1 ) (Ram’s Horn -ASCAP) 27 


I Believe In Father (Manticore — ASCAP) 

I Love Music (Mighty Three — BMI) 

I Love To (Sunday/Cafe Americana — ASCAP) , 
Inseparable ( Jay’s Ent /Chappell - ASCAP) , , 

Island Girl (Big Pig/Leeds — ASCAP) 

I Want To Dance (Can’t Stop - BMI) 

I Write The Songs ( Artists/Sunbury - ASCAP) 


92 

9 

24 

60 

46 

87 

1 


Junk Food Junkie 

[Peaceable Kingdom -ASCAP) 88 

Let It Shine (Window — BMI) . 33 

Let’s Do It Again (Warner/Tamerlane - BMI) 13 


Love Or Leave ( Mighty Three BMI 
Love Rollercoaster (Ohio Players/ 

Unichappell - BMI) 5 

Make Love To Your (Golden Withers - BMI). 93 

My Little Town (Paul Simon — BMI) 56 

Nights On Broadway (Casserole -BMI) 37 

Once You Hit The Road 

I Mighty Three/Sacred Pen -BMI) 98 

One Woman Band (Finger Songs/ Heavy BMI) 
Only 1 6 (Kags BMI ) 

Our Day Will Come (Almo/Shamley ASCAP) . 

Over My Head i Rockhopper - ASCAP). . 

Paloma Blanca l WB/Famous - ASCAP) 

Part Time Love (Kipahula - ASCAP) 

Play On Love (Ronm/Ahen -BMI) 

Rock N Roll (Cafe Amer Rock Study ASCAP) 

Saturday Night i Welbeck -ASCAP) 4 

School Boy Crush i Average BMI I 31 

Sing A Song (Saggifire BMI I 12 

Sky High (Duchess -BMI) 25 

Slow Ride (Knee Trembler -ASCAP) 49 

Somewhere In (Almo/lrving ASCAP) 41 


Somewhere In (Irving/Randor, London BMI) .75 
Soul Train '75 iHip Trip BMI) 74 

Squeeze Box i Towser - BMI) 26 

Sweet Love Uobete/Commodores -ASCAP) 73 
Sweet Loving Man (Fermata Int’l / 

Sunbury - ASCAP) 90 

Sweet Thing (American B’Casting - ASCAP) 66 

Take It To The Limit (Benchmark/ 

Kicking Bear ASCAP 35 

That’sThe Way I Like It (Sherlyn - BMI) 11 

The Blind Man (Tree BMI) 84 

The Homecoming | ATV -BMI) 64 

The Last Game Of The Season (Tree BMI).. 71 
Theme From Mahogany l Jobete ASCAP/ 

Screen Gems-Columbia BMI) 2 

Theme From S W A T (Spellgold - BMI)... 47 

The Way I I Moonlight S Magnolias -BMI). 59 

The White Knight lUnichappell BMI) 83 

This Old Man ( Rallody — BMI ) 48 

Times Of Your Life (Three Eagles - ASCAP) 22 
Tracks Of My Tears I Jobete — ASCAP) 52 

Volare I Robbins/SDRM ASCAP). 69 

Wake Up Everybody I Mighty Three BMI) 32 

Walk Away From Love (Charles Kipps BMI) 10 

Winners And Losers (Spitfire BMI) 21 

Woman Tonight l WB -ASCAP) 42 

Yesterday's Hero (Marks — BMI) 78 

You Sexy Thing (Finchley - ASCAP) 8 




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RCA Holds National 
Sales Meeting In Georgia 


New Markets For Disco 
Soul Acts In Europe 


NEW YORK — RCA Records has just 
completed a four-day meeting in Atlanta 
for sales and promotion managers from 
around the country 

The meeting was threefold in purpose: 
to push 1975 sales impetus into 1976; to 
finalize operating plans for the first 
quarter of the New Year; and to intro- 
duce January product. 

Speakers at the meeting included: 
Kenneth Glancy. president of RCA 
Records; Mel llberman division vice pre- 
sident for commercial operations; Jack 
Kiernan. division vice president for 



"Fly, Robin. Fly" actually did more than 
that — it zoomed and made Silver Con- 
vention's single No 1 in the pop charts 
and also No. 1 in the r&b department. It 
earned the mysterious mixed group from 
Germany their first gold single to be 
followed shortly afterwards by gold 
status being conferred on the album. 
"Save Me." 

It also did a lot for the group's label. 
Midland International, establishing them 
as a hot indie. Midland's president Bob 
Reno's first idea was to build himself a 
pop label similar to Elektra/Asylum but 
he felt that the economic conditions 
would not allow it and thought his best 
and fastest answer was to latch on to the 
disco trend. 

"Fly. Robin. Fly" and Silver Conven- 
tion proved the viability of his theory 
almost immediately and he was certainly 
helped by the fact that r&b stations are 
more responsive than top 40 stations to 
new artists. 

Silver Convention's success has pro- 
mpted Reno to allocate an extra 
$100,000 for independent promotion — 
the key to his label s success, according 
to Reno 

At the recent celebration of Midland's 
first birthday, the gold records from 
Silver Convention made the best possi- 
ble birthday present. 


INDEX 

Album Chart 1 -200 25 

Album Reviews 27 

Behind The Counter 10 

Coin Machine News 21 

Country Music Section 17 

Country Top 100 Singles 19 

Country Top 50 LPs 20 

For The Record 13 

Int’l Section 24 

Looking Ahead 11 

New Additions To Playlist 12 

Radio Active Chart 11 

Radio-TV Report 10 

R&B Top 1 00 Singles 15 

R&B Top 50 LPs 16 

Singles Chart Top 1 00 4 

Singles Reviews 9 

Talent On Stage 9 

Vital Statistics 11 


marketing; Mike Berniker. division vice 
president for popular a&r; Jerry Bradley, 
division vice president for Nashville 
operations; Tom Shepard, division vice 
president for merchandising and promo- 
tion; Ron Moseley, division vice presi- 
dent for r&b a&r; John Rosica, division 
vice president for merchandising and 
promotion; and Mario De Filippo, direc- 
tor of national sales. 

January product introduced was as 
follows: 

POPULAR — "Coney Island Baby" by 
Lou Reed; Tymes Up" by The Tymes; 
"Shawne Jackson "; Twentieth An- 
niversary of Rock N Roll" by Bo 
Diddley; "If The Shoe Fits" by Pure 
Prairie League; "The Party's On Me” by 
Cy Coleman; "Fly To The Rainbow” by 
Scorpions; "Station To Station" by David 
Bowie; "Sandman" by Harry Nilsson; 
"Born On A Friday" by Cleo Laine; 
"Elvis: A Legendary Performer — Vol. 2" 
by Elvis Presley; “There Comes A Time" 
by Gil Evans; "The Complete Glenn 
Miller — Vol II"; "The Complete Artie 
Shaw — Vol I;” 1 Master Musician" by 
Sidney Bechet; "The Complete Benny 
Goodman — Vol. Ill"; "Easy Does It” by 
The Smoothies; "I Love You Because" 
by Jim Reeves: "Steppm" Up" by Gary 
Stewart; "The Outlaws" by Waylon Jen- 
nings, Jessi Colter, Willie Nelson and 
Tompall Glaser; and “The World of 
Charlie Rich " 

RED SEAL: — Rachmaninoff: Piano 
Concerto No. 3 with Vladimir Ashkenazy, 
pianist, and Eugene Ormandy conduct- 
ing the Philadelphia Orchestra; “Fire- 
bird" by Tomita; Kodaly: Harry Janos 
Suite and Prokofieff: Lt. Kije Suite, by 
the Philadelphia Orchestra, Eugene 
Ormandy conducting; Brahms: Sym- 
phony No 1 by the Chicago Symphony 
Orchestra conducted by James Levine; 
"Serenade" by the Vienna Choir Boys; 
and "Intimate Guitar — Vol 2" by Andres 
Segovia 

WINDSONG — "Homebrew"' by 
Starwood: "The Starland Vocal Band"; 
and "Lee Holdridge Plays the Music of 
John Denver " 

Stewart Leaves Faces 
For Solo Career 

HOLLYWOOD - Following is a state- 
ment released this week by Gaff 
Management in London, the firm respon- 
sible for managing Warner Bros record- 
ing artist Rod Stewart: 

"Rod Stewart will be forming his own 
band now that he has broken his connec- 
tions with the Faces. Tony Toon, Rod’s 
personal assistant, confirms that Rod's 
tour of Australia. New Zealand and the 
Far East, scheduled to start in February 
1976, has been cancelled, but the date at 
Wembley Stadium on the 26th of June 
still stands Billy Gaff, Stewart's mana- 
ger. says Rod will be appearing there 
with his new band. Gaff will be announc- 
ing details of the new band early in the 
new year, 

“Rod’s decision to leave the Faces and 
to concentrate on a new solo career was 
taken after much deliberation he feels 
that he can no longer work in a situation 
where the group's lead guitarist Ron 
Wood seems to be permanently "on loan" 
to the Rolling Stones. 

"Rod is now working on a new solo 
album with Tom Dowd, with whom he 
produced the gold certified album 
"Atlantic Crossing. The new album, 
which is as yet untitled, is being re- 
corded in New Orleans and Los Angeles, 
possibly with The Meters in the former 
locale 


NEW YORK — Many disco-oriented acts 
have found the European market to be 
very receptive to their music, often more 
receptive than the States 

According to Ruth Bowen of Queen 
Booking Corporation, many of her acts 
work two to three weeks several times a 
year in Europe Acts like Bohannon, 
Esther Phillips and the Chi-Lites, who are 
strong in the U S . also find extremely 
eager audiences in Europe, and acts 
who, according to Bowen, "you couldn't 
give away in the States" such as Major 
Lance and the Drifters, do very well over- 
seas Major acts such as Aretha Franklin, 
Ray Charles and Sammy Davis, Jr. also 
work Europe regularly. 

The main city that most acts play is 
London, but lately the market has ex- 
panded into Spain, France, Italy and 
Turkey. The Far East is also a major 
market, the largest segment of which is 
in Japan, but Manila has also shown in- 
terest in black American acts as of late, 
according to Bowen 

Dakar recording artist Bohannon, first 
toured in Europe in 1966 as a drummer 
for Stevie Wonder, doing a 21 day tour 
Since he has emerged as an artist on his 
own he has been back once and is plan- 
ning a return trip in March. Says Bohan- 
non, "There were discos in England 
when I was there in '66, but I didn't know 
anything about them England, and 
Europe in general, is about two years 
ahead of the states as far as music is con- 
cerned They recognize talent more 
quickly." Bohannon, during his U K. stint, 
had two records in the pop charts at the 
same time, an unusual occurence in 
England. 

During the tour, which was originally 
scheduled to last two and a half weeks, 
but which ended up lasting for five. 
Bohannon played the UK, Holland, and 
did television in France, as well as con- 
certs in Nairobi. Africa 

He mostly played the larger clubs, 
some which seated as many as 2,000 
people, and some 3,000-seat ballrooms. 
Bohannon confirmed what Ms. Bowen 
told Cash Box, that many of the acts she 
sends to Europe work a week in one city 
in several different clubs. Bohannon did 
that often, and even played two shows in 
one night in two different clubs that were 
ten miles apart They had two sets of 
equipment, (that he insisted on) and got 
to do soundchecks in each club. Bohan- 
non says that when he was in Europe 
with Wonder, they did the same, every 
other night. 

Bohannon plans to return to Italy in 
March, and has a tentative tour of ten 
countries set for that ti me. 


his second European tour, playing to 
crowds in England, Germany, Italy, 
Switzerland and Finland His show was a 
“disco-concert" presentation, playing 
one-nighters in large discos and halls. 
McCrea says that discos have been 
strong in Europe for ten years, and found 
the crowds very receptive to his show 
Part of the reason for their enthusiasm, 
he felt, was that his was the first real con- 
cert presentation on disco songs that 
they had seen, and he felt that they were 
pleased with his two-hour show, es- 
pecially because of the high prices of 
some of the tickets. 

He plans to return to the French Ri- 
viera in May and has tentative plans to 
play Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. His 
tour of Japan, which was set for January, 
has been postponed. 

Confirmation of the status of Major 
Lance in the British market comes from 
Alan McLachlan, U S. product manager 
for the Pye Records group. “Major Lance 
was signed to Pye purely on the basis of 
his in-person appeal in the British mar- 
ket," he said. 

McLachlan was very positive about the 
strength of the club and disco scene in 
the north of England, citing the Wigan 
Casino, a discotheque that holds 2,000 
people and opens its doors at 8 p m con- 
tinuing through until 8 a m., No alcohol is 
served but this "northern soul” venue is 
often instrumental in breaking records, 
particularly the more obscure type 

As an example McLachlan cited 
“Footsee" by the Chosen Few, originally 

continued on pg. 6 

Casablanca Dec.: 
2nd $2 Mil. Mo. 

HOLLYWOOD — For the fourth con- 
secutive month Casablanca Records has 
topped its previous month's sales 
figures, with December having provided 
the label with sales in excess of $2 
million, according to president Neil 
Bogart. 

Bogart also announced overall profits 
for Casablanca's fiscal 1975 to be 
$734,351 before taxes Statements were 
prepared for the company by the ac- 
counting firm of Glefand, Macnow, Ren- 
nert and Feldman of Los Angeles and 
New York 

Casablanca projects it will probably 
rate among the top three or four in- 
dependents in the country if similar suc- 
cesses continue through 1976 Bogart 
credits independent distributors with his 
label "s sales power, noting that it was on- 
ly through their help that Casablanca 
ever made it past the critical stages of its 
early existence 



CHAMPIONS OF A GOOD CAUSE — Captain & Tennille (left) join host Tony Orlando 
after their guest performance on the KHJ Christmas Cavalcade of Stars Benefit at 
Anaheim Convention Center for the benefit of The Children’s Hospital, Association 
for Mentally Retarded Citizens, and Harmony Center. (Right photo) Capitol Records 
superstar Helen Reddy with KHJ & RKO’s Paul Drew (left) and husband, Jeff Wald. 

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Elektra Record Family Sales 

Show 35% Increase Over ’74 

2nd Year Chart Penetration “ Pleasing ” 


New Markets Open For Disco 
Soul On European Shores . 


HOLLYWOOD — The Elektra Records 
family which includes the Asylum and 
Nonesuch labels is entering its third 
calendar year of operation with a boost, 
having seen 1975 reflect an increase 
over the previous year's sales figures by 
a full 35 percent. 

Continued growth was marked by a no- 
ted increase in the firm's penetration of 
the charts, as well as with, according to 
company officials, 88.8 percent of all 
Elektra and Asylum pop and rock albums 
released during 75 making the industry 
charts. This success was paralleled by 
Elektra/Asylum s most consistent 
singles success to date, with additional 
chart strength realized through renewed 
support of catalog albums released prior 
to 1975. 

Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch also con- 
tinued consolidation of its national 
operations during this period, particular- 
ly in the completion of a major renova- 
tion of the company's Los Angeles head- 
quarters at the year's end. The New York 
headquarters, located at 1855 
Broadway, continued to provide an east 
coast base for all areas of operation. 

In commenting on the year's perfor- 
mance, Mel Posner, president, stated, 
"The essence of our story is one of 
enormous success, not only in dollars 
but. more significantly, in establishing 
new artists and advancing the careers of 
our proven talent." New artists' debuted 
by the label during the year include the 
Cate Bros., Andrew Gold and Orleans. 
All three acts garnered airplay and chart 
showings and all three embarked on 
major tours which served to solidify na- 
tional and regional marketing and pro- 
motion campaigns by the company 

Established Elektra/Asylum artists 
who continued growth in terms of au- 
dience and sales acceptance included 
the Eagles, Linda Ronstadt, Joni 
Mitchell, Judy Collins, John Fogerty, 
Queen and Harry Chapin. 1975 marked 
the Eagles' ascendence to the top ranks 
of international pop acts with appeal ex- 
tending across top 40. progressive and 
country formats; during the year, the 
group completed its fourth Asylum 
album which, according to the label, 
became their fastest selling work while 
helping to activate the entire Eagles 
album catalog on Asylum Similarly, Lin- 
da Ronstadt achieved extensive national 
tours and the release of her second 
Asylum album, "Prisoner In Disguise," 



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which also generated renewed activity 
for her album catalog. "The Hissing Of 
Summer Lawns," Joni Mitchell’s fourth 
Asylum album, earned a gold record 
album immediately after its release, Judy 
Collins' first Elektra album after a two- 
year hiatus from performing signaled in- 
ternational singles and album sales, as 
well as a national tour. The Asylum debut 
for John Fogerty also marked that artist's 
return to the charts with both an album 
and singles culled from it Queen's first 
national tour as headliners was followed 
by their emergence as singles artists, 
while paving the way for a first gold rec- 
ord award for their Elektra album, "Sheer 
Heart Attack." Likewise, Harry Chapin 
achieved his most popular singles suc- 
cess to date with "Cat's In The Cradle 

Reflecting the company's overall suc- 
cess with pop and rock artists, as well as 
continued catalog strength, were nine 
albums certified gold by the RIAA 
These included "Late For The Sky" and 
"For Everyman," both by Jackson 
Browne; Judy Collins' "Judith "; "One Of 
These Nights," by the Eagles; "The Hiss- 
ing Of Summer Lawns," by Joni Mitchell; 
Queen's "Sheer Heart Attack"; "Prisoner 
In Disguise" and "Don't Cry Now" by Lin- 
da Ronstadt; and "The Best Of Carly 
Simon." Of these, six were released in 
1975 

Elektra/ Asylum's country division ex- 
perienced similarly strong chart 
performances by the company s roster of 
country artists, with singles released by 
Melba Montgomery. Eddie Rabbitt, Even 
Stevens, Carmol Taylor and Dick Feller 
all achieving chart positions. Addi- 
tionally, Linda Ronstadt and the Eagles 
both garnered chart success in the coun- 


NEW YORK — Seventeen gold records 
certified during 1975 for Columbia 
Records is both a label and industry 
record, according to the label, since the 
RIAA started certifying album and single 
product in 1966. Columbia also received 
an award for a single. 

Epic Records received four album and 


released in the U S several years ago by 
Roulette. "The record sold 200,000 
copies and went to No 5” said 
McLachlan. "If we could have found the 
group and got them together we would 
have had a No 1 hit. As a kind of compli- 
ment to this northern soul scene we got 
Roulette's permission to retitle the group 
Wigan's Chosen Few " 

According to MacLachlan. American 
black soul artists finding security in the 
British and European club scene include 
Tommy Hunt, the Exciters, Jimmy Ruffin 
and Edwin Starr. 

The total success picture of MGM's 
Gloria Gaynor includes a tremendous 
amount of work and returns in foreign 
markets. "Gloria has commanded huge 
sums for foreign tours and appear- 
ances," stated Gloria Sondheim, 
manager of Polydor-MGM s international 
department, consulted by Cash Box on 
Gaynor's European activities. Ms. 
Sondheim pointed out that Gloria 
Gaynor's fee for a single Italian 
television appearance was a low five- 
figure sum, and that she was able to com- 
mand very high ticket prices, even by 
U S standards, for a live appearance at 
the Caracas Hilton in Venezuela A three 
minute promo short for her latest single 
"How High The Moon" will be shown on 
TV in Holland this week. 

Golden Crossing’ 

HOLLYWOOD - Rod Stewart's current 
Warner Bros, album, "Atlantic Crossing" 
has been certified by the R I A A for a 
gold record award Released last Au- 
gust, the album was recorded in Muscle 
Shoals with Tom Dowd producing 
Already casting a glance toward the 
future, Stewart and Dowd have been 
conferring about plans for Stewart s 
second album for Warners, scheduled 
for later in 1 976 


three singles gold records and the CBS 
custom label division had five albums 
and two singles certified 
Aerosmith heads the artist list with 
three gold records during 1975 followed 
by Earth, Wind and Fire with two albums 
and one single award and Chicago (two 
gold albums) 


"Polydor's International Department 
has been instrumental in arranging 
publicity down to the last detail in these 
countries," said Ms. Sondheim, "and the 
work has paid off " Gloria Gaynor's 
“Never Can Say Goodbye” LP is gold in 
Australia and France, and has sold well 
in most European and South American 
nations, yet the LP never achieved gold 
status in the States 

Her latest product, the "Experience” 
LP. continues the trend, with the help of 
simultaneous international release "Im- 
ports to Europe definitely take the edge 
off the excitement surrounding a new re- 
lease,” states Ms Sondheim She con- 
tinued to explain that such importance is 
attached to European release dates, that 
U S release schedules must now be 
planned accordingly The “How High 
The Moon” single has sold in the middle 
five figures in Italy after three weeks of 
release, and is #1 1 in Switzerland and #7 
in Argentina Gloria Gaynor plans to re- 
turn to the continent in early 76. 

20th Cent. Music 
1975 Profits 
Up By 25% 

HOLLYWOOD — Twentieth Century Mu- 
sic Corporation has completed 1975 with 
profits exceeding the previous year by 
25 percent According to president 
Herbert Eiseman, this represents an all- 
time high for the label, which is a sub- 
sidiary of Twentieth Century Fox, Film 
Corporation, since he assumed the presi- 
dency in 1972 

Several of the company's writers won 
awards this year for their songs, helping 
to contribute to the overall success of 
the label Among the achievements is in- 
cluded an Oscar to Al Kasha and Joel 
Hirschhorn for "We May Never Love 
Like This Again" from the motion picture 
"Towering Inferno ” Charlie Smalls was 
presented with one of seven Tony 
awards for his work on the score of the 
Broadway musical "The Wiz Paul 
Williams, another writer under contract 
to Twentieth, won the Tokyo Song 
Festival in July with his composition. 
“Even Better Than I Know Myself" which 
was recorded by Maureen McGovern 
who won best performance honors at the 
same festival. 

Eiseman isolated the four areas from 
which income was derived as mechan- 
ical, performance, print and foreign and 
attributed 20th's successful year to a 
number of factors. "Rhinestone 
Cowboy," written by Larry Weiss and re- 
corded by Glen Campbell on Capitol, 
was one of the top records of the year In 
addition to being Campbell's first 
number one record, it was a chart topper 
in 16 countries throughout the world. In 
all trade papers the record was simulta- 
neously number one on pop, easy listen- 
ing and country charts Additionally, Ray 
Stevens’ recording of "Misty" took high 
chart honors in the country and pop 
markets. 

Eiseman and 20th look toward an 
equally prosperous 76 as a number of 
important contemporary writers have 
joined the current staff, including Pete 
Hoorelbeke, formerly of Rare Earth, and 
ex.-Motown writer/producer Tom Baird. 
Both Baird and Hoorelbeke are mem- 
bers of Hub, which records for Capitol. 
Additionally. Cecilio & Capono have 
been signed as exclusive 20th writers. 
The singing/writing team's current Co- 
lumbia single is "Good Night & Good 
Morning.” 


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Columbia Sets RIAA 
Record — 17 Gold LPs 



CRACK THE SKY Derek Sutton, head of Stardust Enterprises, has assumed the 
management of Lifesong recording group, Crack The Sky Shown above (I. to r ) are 
John Palumbo. Jim Griffiths. Rick Witkowski, Joey D Amico, (kneeling), Joe Macre. 
all of Crack The Sky; and Sutton. 


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Executives On The Move 


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Skip Miller Appointed Artist Relations Director For Motown 

— Alvin [Skip] Miller, western regional promotion manager 
for Motown Records, has been promoted to director of artist 
relations, it was announced last week by Paul Johnson, vice 
president of promotion. 

Prior to joining Motown three years ago. Miller made his 
entry into the recording industry working at record 
merchandising, concentrating on distribution, rack jobbing 
and retail sales. Miller will be responsible for coordinating 
artist development through tour support, publicity and ad- 
vertising He will continue to serve as western regional pro- 
motion manager 

Pugh To Warner Bros. Top Black Promotion Post — Ed Pugh 
has been named national director of black music promotion 
at Warner Bros. Records, it was announced last week by 
Tom Draper, vice president and director for black music 
marketing. Pugh will be based in the company's New York 
office and will cover the country with the six Warners re- 
gional r&b promotion men reporting to him. Pugh has pre- 
viously served as a regional r&b promotion manager for 
Warner Bros. . covering the southeast out of Atlanta Prior to 
that he was a local promotion man in Miami and Charlotte: 
he started in the record business with Campus and Tone 
Distributors in Miami in the late sixties. 

Delaplain Exits MCA — After 30 years with MCA Records. 
Inc., Francis AX "Derry" Delaplain will retire from his posi- 
tion as manufacturing coordination directoron January 2. 

Delaplain. who began his career with Decca in 1946, has 
held the position of manufacturing coordinator in the a&r. 
marketing and manufacturing branches for the label He has 
been responsible for the coordination of lacquers, tapes 
and label copy for all new releases, recording studio 
priorities, and has acted as liaison between the United 
States and Canadian production. His responsibilities in- 
cluded communicating any or all deadline or manufacturing 
problems to the factories 

Ms. Iwataki To WFO Commercial Division - Sandi Iwataki 
has been named west coast director of WFO's commercial 
division, announced Steve Bedell, president of WFO Music 
Group The move is effective immediately with Ms Iwataki 
located at WFO's Los Angeles headquarters. 9200 Sunset 
Blvd 

In making the announcement. Bedell said that Ms Iwataki 
would represent WFO to advertising agencies and their 
clients WFO has created jingles for such prominent ad- 
vertisers as Coty. Tab. Fritos, Lancers' Wine, Kellog's Rice 
Krispies. Mr Pibb, Schick and Sears Bedell added that 
WFO will utilize their vast stable of songwriters to create 
these jingles. 

Saffian To World Wide Artists — Sol Saffian, one of the foun- 
ders of A T I and executive vice president there for the past 
5V 2 years, has joined World Wide Artists in an executive and 
equity holding capacity. 

Saffian will be involved in all aspects of booking He will 
also be involved in the development of the artists career 
and will be concentrating heavily in the rhythm and blues 
and college areas where his strong expertise lies 

In 1963. prior to being at A T I . Saffian formed and 
headed the contemporary music department of Associated 
Booking Corp 



Skip Miller 



Ed Pugh 



Francis Delaplain 



Sol Saffian 


George Duning Named ASCAP Vice President - Film composer George Duning has 
been named a vice president of ASCAP He has been an ASCAP board member 
since 1972 He was appointed to complete the unexpired term of three time Oscar 
winner Ned Washington. Duning won an Oscar for his score of the movie "Picnic 

Blohm To Wally Heider — Gary Blohm has been appointed general manager of Wally 
Heider Recording He was formerly west coast manager of a&r operations for Colum- 
bia Records, previously having produced films for industry and television Blohm 
plans to open the studio to students and community groups, and increase radio drama 
production 

Artiles To Columbia Pictures Publications — Raul Artiles has been named interna- 
tional sales manager for Columbia Pictures Publications He will be responsible for 
music print sales throughout the world Prior to joining the music print division of 
Columbia Pictures Industries, he had held a wide range of positions in production and 
international sales for Hansen Publications 

Pirate Pleads Guilty In New York 


Classical Pianist Serk 
To Play Rock/ Jazz Club 


NEW YORK — A New York man pleaded 
guilty to a reduced charge after being 
charged with possessing a counterfeit 
trademark, after he was discovered with 
counterfeit Greek recordings by an 
employee of Peters International 

In Canadian anti-piracy news, three 
Canadians pleaded guilty on the eve of 
their trial to possessing counterfeit 
tapes. 1200 pirated tapes, 100,000 


labels, and winding and wrapping 
machines, which were seized by the 
Royal Canadian Mounted Police, were 
ordered destroyed And in a separate ac- 
tion. simultaneous raids were carried out 
against four suspected manufacturers 
and distributors of pirated Greek re- 
pertoire tapes The raid netted 8000 
pirate tapes. 100,000 labels, and 
duplicating equipment worth more than 
$15,000 


NEW YORK — Pianist Peter Serkin will 
headline the Bottom Line here Jan. 26 
and 27, in what it is safe to brand an un- 
precedented event: the booking of a 
classical artist in what has been exclu- 
sively a popular and jazz cabaret. 

The concert was conceived by Serkin 
in conjunction with Bottom Line pro- 
prietors Allan Pepper and Stanley 
Snadowsky, with George Schutz as a 
pivotal figure. Schutz has promoted 
classical concerts, such as New York's 

Mostly Mozart" festival, and also 
manages The Chieftains. Oregon and 
David Bromberg. "I had always wanted to 
do Serkin,” Allan Pepper told Cash Box, 
"and George Schutz was the logical 
person to approach him on our behalf. It 
happened Serkin had been to the room 
and liked it. and was very enthusiastic 
about the idea." 

Serkin will be backed on the bill by An- 
thony Braxton, Arista Records' young 
jazz artist. "I had originally wanted to do 
an exclusive ‘An Evening With Peter 
Serkin'.” said Pepper, "but he wanted to 
play with a jazz act. Several choices were 
considered, but upon hearing some of 
Braxton's work on record, Serkin and his 
group decided he was ‘perfect’." Pepper 
noted that although this was Serkin's first 
exposure to Anthony Braxton, Braxton 
was quite familiar with Serkin's music. 

Serkin will play as part of the quartet, 
"Tashi,’' which includes Fred Sherry on 
cello, Ida Kafavian on violin and Richard 
Stolzman on clarinet. 

Pepper sees the concert as the first of 
many new efforts to expand his au- 
dience's musical horizons. "I was aware 
that Serkin had a large young following. 
Based on the success of this engage- 
ment, we ll begin searching out similar 
new artists in the future." 

Serkin has recorded as a solo artist on 
RCA, and has recorded with Tashi, but 
an album with the quartet is yet to be re- 
leased A spokesman for RCA said that in 
the way of support for the engagement, 
the press would be invited down just as 
they would for any popular concert. He 
remarked that the only example of any 
similar event he could recall was a solo 
concert by young pianist Lorin Hollander 
held at the Fillmore East several years 
ago 

Grand Funk’s 
13 th Album Due 

HOLLYWOOD - Grand Funk Railroad's 
"Born To Die" LP is set for Jan. 12 re- 
lease according to Don Zimmermann, 
Capitol's senior vice president of market- 
ing. 

"Born To Die” is the group's 13th 
album release for the label, eleven of 
which have gone gold and 10 platinum. 
In addition, GFR has two gold singles to 
its credit. 

"Born To Die" features the group's 
newly released single "Take Me” b/w 
"Genevieve," along with eight other 
songs composed by members of the 
group. This is the third Grand Funk Rail- 
road album produced by Jimmy lenner. 


2nd Gold Album For 
Manilow In 1975 

NEW YORK — Barry Manilows new 
album, "Tryin' To Get The Feeling," has 
been certified gold by the RIAA, four 
weeks after its release. Manilow had a 
single certified gold earlier this year, 
"Mandy,” and an album, "Barry Manilow 
II " 


When asked if Serkin's appearance in 
this venue was expected to open him to 
new audiences, the spokesman re- 
sponded: “Peter and his group have built 
up a large young following touring the 
country, to the point that there is a near 
mystique about them now. They play 
serious music and nothing else: 
however, much of it is in a modern vein. 

"This is really a sort of experiment," he 
continued, "a very special situation. I 
don't think any other classical artist is 
quite as well suited to this type of thing. 
Eugene Fodor. the popular young violin- 
ist on our label, has a large enough 
young audience to be considered, but it 
would be a matter for him and his 
management to decide, whether the re- 
turns would warrant such a booking. It's 
not necessarily worth doing more than 
once merely for the sake of being dif- 
ferent." 

Capitol Readies 
For January LPs 

HOLLYWOOD — Jessi Colter's second 
album, "Jessi." is scheduled for release 
through Capitol Records next week, ac- 
cording to Don Zimmermann, CRI senior 
vice president of marketing. 

The new album follows her successful 
debut LP on Capitol. “I'm Jessi Colter," 
which contained the hit single, "I'm Not 
Lisa." 

At the same time, Paris' debut album, 
"Paris,” will also hit the streets. 

The album marks the merger of 
guitarist Bob Welch, formerly with 
Fleetwood Mac, and bassist Glenn 
Cornick, formerly with Jethro Tull and 
Wild Turkey. Thom Mooney, who laid 
down the drumming tracks on the album, 
has since been replaced by Hunt Sales, 
who has played with Todd Rundgren's 
Utopia and Ray Manzarek. 

Capitol will also launch an extensive 
merchandising campaign commencing 
Jan. 12. on behalf of The Sylvers’ newly- 
released "Showcase" LP 


BTO’s ‘Head On’ 
Certified Gold 

NEW YORK — The RIAA has certified 
Bachman-Turner Overdrive's just re- 
leased album "Head On" as gold, six. 
days after its release. This makes the 
fifth gold album for the Mercury record- 
ing group. 



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8!ue Note Jazz 

Re-Issue Series 
Continues 

HOLLYWOOD — Blue Note Records has 
released another batch of its ongoing 
Blue Note Re-Issue Series according to 
label director of merchandising Charlie 
Lourie 

The release comprises albums by Son- 
ny Rollins, Chick Corea. Fats Navarro, 
the Jazz Crusaders, Herbie Nichols, Paul 
Horn. Wes Montgomery, Gerry Mulligan 
and Lee Konitz, bluesman T-Bone 
Walker and an album of tenor "Blowing 
Sessions,” featuring Johnny Griffin, 
Hank Mobley and John Coltrane. 

The collections feature classic perfor- 
mances. some long out-of-print, by many 
of today’s influential artists, The Sonny 
Rollins album, "More From The 
Vanguard," features recently dis- 
covered, unreleased tapes from Rollins’ 
appearances at New York’s Village 
Vanguard. The Chick Corea album, "Cir- 
cling In, features three previously un- 
released sessions featuring the compos- 
er/pianist in one of his most exploratory 
periods, accompanied by such sidemen 
as Anthony Braxton, Miroslav Vitous, 
Dave Holland, Roy Haynes and Barry 
Altschul. The Fats Navarro album, 
"Prime Source,” features the complete 
Blue Note recordings by the bop in- 
novator and contains appearances by 
Bud Powell, Sonny Rollins, Milt Jackson, 
Roy Haynes, Kenny Clarke and others; 
the Jazz Crusaders’ album, "The Young 
Rabbits," presents important cuts from 
the group's years with Pacific Jazz, and 
features appearances by jazz performers 
Hubert Laws, Joe Pass and others. 

Blue Note, the world’s oldest jazz 
label, was founded in 1939. The Re- 
Issue Series is culled from Blue Note s 
catalog as well as the archives of other 
labels which have been acquired by 
United Artists, Blue Note’s parent com- 
pany. The series features extensive dis- 
cographies and liner notes. The Dec. 29 
release includes notes by such writers as 
Nat Hentoff, Ira Gitler, Leonard Feather, 
Robert Palmer, Pete Welding. Bob 
Blumenthal. Don DeMichael, Roswell 
Rudd and Stanley Crouch, 

Capehart Shows Loss 

NEW YORK — The Capehart Corpora- 
tion, manufacturer and distributor of 
home entertainment systems, an- 
nounced unaudited results for the six. 
months ending September 30, 1975, 
showing an increase in sales to 
$22,906,000 from $19,972,000 in the 
year ago period, Capehart showed a six 
month net loss of $855,000 after deduct- 
ing an extraordinary credit of $3,800,000 
foran overall lossof $4,155,000. 



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SAMMY HAGAR SIGNS WITH CAPITOL — Sammy Hagar has signed a long-term ex- 
clusive recording contract with Capitol Records, announced Al Coury, CRI senior 
A&R vice president. Hagar, formerly lead singer for Montrose, makes his Capitol de- 
but via an album titled. 1 Nine On A Ten Scale ." The new LP, produced by Capitol's 
John Carter, features nine songs and will be released on Feb. 9 Pictured (I. to r ): 
Carter. Hagar. Coury and Rupert Perry, Capitol ’s A&R general manager. 


‘Live Mutha’; Black Oak LP Released 


HOLLYWOOD — Atco Records has re- 
leased a new Black Oak Arkansas LP, 
"Live Mutha,” after three of the band’s 
previous albums qualified for gold 
record million-seller certification 
Black Oak now records for MCA; 
however, this product stems from their 
original recording contract with Atco. 
The album is based on a Mother’s Day 
’75 concert in Long Beach, Calif. 

Among major Black Oak tunes fea- 
tured on "Live Mutha are “Hot and Nas- 
ty," "Lord Have Mercy," "Tax Man" and 
“Jim Dandy To The Rescue 
The three earlier Aco albums which 
went gold are "Black Oak Arkansas," 
"Raunch ‘n’ Roll" and "High On The 
Hog." 

Black Oak had its biggest year in 75, in 
terms of both album sales and concert 
appearances, according to the group's 
manager, Butch Stone. The group 
achieved personal income in excess of 
$2 million for the third consecutive year. 

Gross on its most recent cross-country 
tour, which was originally expected to 
gross about $1 million on 60 dates, is 
nearing the $4 million dollar point. 


The band has played to a total au- 
dience m excess of a half million people 
on this tour. 

Plans for the new year, said Stone, in- 
clude completion of a new MCA album 
and a third tour of Britain and the conti- 
nent. The overseas jaunt, probably in 
April, will include visits to Germany, 
France and Scandinavia 

Four Charged With 
Piracy, Conspiracy 

CHICAGO - Four men have been 
charged by the U S Attorney's office 
here with 32 counts of copyright in- 
fringement and conspiracy. The action 
against their operation, which used the 
names Kelly Plastics. M&N Company. 
A&C Distributors and Worldwide Tapes, 
was the first brought in Illinois under 
amended Copyright law provisions pro- 
viding higher penalties upon conviction. 
New penalties for first offenders are 
fines up to $25,000 and up to one year in 
jail. Those charged in this case could re- 
ceive maximum penalties of up to 32 
years in jail and fines of $800,000 


12 Warner Bros. 
LPs For January 

HOLLYWOOD - Warner Bros. Records 
and its affiliates are shipping their 
January release which consists of five 
Warners albums, one each on Reprise 
and Curtom. two Capricorn and three 
Chrysalis albums 

Of the five Warners releases, two 
represent the debut of new artists 
Produced by Joe Boyd, "Kate and Anna 
McGarrigle" is the first album by the 
Canadian sisters whose songs have been 
recorded by Linda Ronstadt and Maria 
Muldaur; among the originals are "Heart 
Like A Wheel" and "Swimming Song." 
“Paloma Blanca" is the first Warners set 
by the George Baker Selection, the 
Dutch group which has enjoyed interna- 
tional success with their "Paloma Blan- 
ca" single 

“We Be Sailin' " represents the first 
Warners album by B W Stevenson, 
whose past hits have included "My 
Maria" and "Shambala"; with Warners 
staffer Tommy LiPuma producing, Ste- 
venson contributes ten warm 
performances, including Roy Orbison’s 
"Dream Baby." The Essential Rod 
McKuen, Vol 1 ” is the first of a three rec- 
ord set comprised of excerpts from three 
of the writer-singer's most popular books 
of poetry; produced by McKuen and 
Wade Alexander, McKuen’s narration 
covers a wide range of subjects, with 
lush orchestral backing. Rounding out 
the Warners portion of the release is 
"Barry Lyndon," the soundtrack to 
Stanley Kubrick’s new movie, comprised 
of both classical and traditional Irish 
music [performed by the Chieftains). 

Following last year’s successful 
"Pieces of the Sky,” Emmylou Harris has 
come up with her second Reprise set, 
"Elite Hotel " Once again produced by 
Brian Ahern, Emmylou turns in an ad- 
venturous program, performing strong 
originals as well as tunes from the re- 
pertoires of the Beatles. Hank Williams 
and Gram Parsons 

"Now " represents the Curtom debut of 
writer-producer Ed Townsend, whose 
credits include hit records with Marvin 
Gaye, the Impressions and others; self- 
written and produced. "Now" finds 
Townsend comfortably handling a varie- 
ty of pop and r&b styles on "Maybe I'll 
Bump," "The Moving Finger" and others 

"New Ray Of Sunshine” is Dobie 
Gray’s first Capricorn album Produced 
by Dobie with Troy Seals, the accent is 
on Gray’s warm vocals and a program of 
first-rate Gray-Seals material, including 
"Easy Come Easy Go" and "Harold and 
the Swingin’ Rocks." 

Elvin Bishop's third Capricorn LP. 
"Struttin" My Stuff,” was produced by Bill 
Szymczyk and Allan Blazek. Backed by 
his touring band, Bishop works his way 
through nine rocking original tunes and a 
spirited treatment of the Temptations’ 
"My Girl ” 

Chrysalis Records is represented in 
January by "M U — The Best of Jethro 
Tull,” a collection of favorite Tull tracks 
covering 1969 to 1972 (including the 
previously unreleased "Rainbow 
Blues”); "Mandalaband”. the debut of the 
Tibetan-influenced British band of the 
same name, and "When An Old Cricketer 
Leaves The Crease," the label debut of 
lengendary English folksinger Roy 
Harper, which features an all-original 
collection of Harper compositions 


City Salutes Created 

NEW YORK — Arranger Mike Michaels 
of Dick Lavaky's Music House is creating 
soundtracks for use in bicentennial 
tributes in Boston and Cincinnati. 



VISITING THE DOCTOR — Shown greeting Dr. John after he recently appeared at 
New York's Bottom Line are (from left) UA’s Stewart Sank and Larry Cohen; UA vice 
president, promotion, Ray Anderson; Wanda Ramos, music director of WLIB and 
WBLS; Dr. John; Al Teller, president of United Artists; and New York musician and re- 
cord biz luminary Steve Katz. Dr. John’s just out with his new UA single, “Reggae 
Doctor," culled from his recent "Hollywood Be Thy Name" album. 


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January 3, 1976 


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Label le 


AUDITORIUM THEATER. CHICAGO - 
An over-zealous crowd of adoring fans 
braved a torrential rainstorm to attend 
the Labelle concert, in full force, at the 
Auditorium Theater. Patti herself re- 
marked from on stage that it was not a fit 
night for man or beast, but the downpour 
most certainly did not dampen either the 
spirits or the enthusiasm of the crowd; 
they were every bit as eager and 
responsive, and as outlandish in their at- 
tire. as they were a year ago for Label le's 
previous appearance in town. Silver, 
although prevalent in rather subdued 
form, was not as predominant in either 
the audience's attire or that of the group. 

Labelle's opening set was much more 
exciting this year and a lot less preachy, 
although in the latter vein they per- 
formed an outstanding new Nona Hen- 
dricks composition about the "System." 
which was unfamiliar to this reporter, but 
very vigorously received by the crowd. 
Patti's personal dynamism and visual an- 
tics were complemented by the dramatic 
vocalizing of Sarah (Dash) and Nona. As 


is customary, a large portion of the au- 
dience, unable to restrain themselves, 
viewed practically the entire 
performance from the aisles, un- 
inhibitedly dancing, rocking and just 
plain having fun in complete rapport with 
the group. 

As a prelude to the second set, the 
group emerged in a cloud of smoke, 
shrouded and almost concealed from the 
audience; then returned, descending 
from the ceiling and individually cos- 
tumed in a galaxy of sequins, feathers 
and color. The audience went wild! 

The constantly quickening pace 
generated by such familiar material as 
"People Need Love," "What Can I Do For 
You . "Can I Speak To You Before 
You Go To Hollywood" reached its peak 
with "Lady Marmalade," the closing 
number during which about ten of the 
most "uniquely" clad members of the au- 
dience were invited onstage to provide a 
fitting climax to a very exciting show! 

c.c. 


Blue Oyster Cult 


LONG BEACH ARENA. L A — Hitler's 
youth movement circa 1943 The 
heavymetal wrath of god The people 
your parents warned you about 

Since their inception The Blue Oyster 
Cult have labored under a whole lot of 
labels, the least offensive of which 
kicked off this review What is unfortun- 
ate is that lost in the leatheroid rush to 
dismiss the band as demented biker 
freaks from New York is the pure and 
simple fact that the Cult members are ac- 
complished rock and roll musicians. A 
fact they decided to show at their recent 
Long Beach gig 

This night the Cult (Columbia's metal 
madness) bolstered their pseudo "we've 
come for your daughters" stance with 
some solid rock and roll musicianship 
Led by guitarist Buck Dahrma and lead 
singer Eric Bloom the band went a long 
way towards proving that loud music can 
be more intricate than volume and feed- 
back. 

On the more brontosaurian likes of 
"Hot Rails To Hell" and "Cities In Flame 
With Rock And Roll” Dahrmas constrict- 
ed, clipped style of riffing explored some 


genuinely progressive passages while 
the rhythmic ground of the Bouchard 
brothers and Allan Lanier added proper 
support. 

"O.D.'d On Life Itself" provided a work- 
ing platform for Bloom's shellshock ap- 
proach to singing. Alternately spitting 
out the downer lyrics, Bloom's registers 
formed a constant fade in and out of the 
band's wall of sound. 

Easily one of the set's strongest out- 
ings was the headlong plunge into “ME 
262” as riffs and runs (sans the oft-used 
special effects) transformed the arena's 
confines into something vaguely familiar 
and yet strangely alien The chance bits 
of melody that pervaded the metallic 
nature of the sound were the rule rather 
than the exception. 

After the show a disgruntled fan be- 
moaned what he termed a gross inade- 
quacy in the band’s performance. 

"Shit! They didn't use nearly enough 
smoke bombs." 

The Blue Oyster Cult in Long Beach 
For some, good music just wasn't 
enough. 

m.s. 


Eric Carmen 

ROXY, L A — Once I saw a band called 
the Raspberries on the Douglas show I 
remember wishing my hair looked as 
good as theirs and my mother saying 
they were too pretty to be boys. I was just 
finding my way in the real world and 
couldn't be bothered with the innocence 
and pop youthfulness of their lyrics and 
image, or so it seemed 

After seeing Eric Carmen, the most 
notable surfaced survivor to date. I find 
myself scouring Tower's bowels for their 
remains. 

Eric Carmen, one of Clive's pride, 
writes and arranges his own material, 
plays piano and guitar, sings with a cer- 
tain freshness, and yet applies the pre- 
sence required to accentuate each song 
At the piano during the interlude of his 
classic hit single, "All By Myself.” he 
made his six piece band mentally disap- 
pear only to have them come back 
gnashing out the pain of, "Don't wanna 
be all by myself anymore." 

Unlike the Raspberries, this band not 
only looks good together, but plays well 
together The versatility of what was and 
could be was exhilarating Finally a cor- 
nucopia of sound that can flow forth 
ballads, synchronize full-bodied har- 
mony, be popish, and yet rock. With as 
many as three keyboardists at one time 
the band contains enough keys to open 
all the doors to melodyland. Completing 
the lineup are two drummers and a possi- 


Terry Garthwaite 

ble four guitarists in a given song. 

A flashback to the past was done with 
“Overnight Sensation," and. "Go All The 
Way." His new LP simply titled, "Eric 
Carmen," was showcased with "Last 
Night," "Never Gonna Fall In Love 
Again." and the lively grit truth of "That's 
Rock And Roll.” His rendition of "On 
Broadway" was presented like a rock and 
roll James Dean — enlightened with his 
cause, his future in music. 

Just as everyone is hyping their artist 
and their mother, a performer like 
Carmen slips through for the people to 
rediscover. Eric Carmen's music was 
love at first sound. 

Opening was fellow Arista labelmate 
Terry Garthwaite, who sings with an in- 
toxicating full-throated voice, oftentimes 
exchanging duel notes with guitar and 
saxophone Although she held the 
crowd's basic attention many of her 
songs had excessive riffing and carried 
on past their peak, leaving the listener 
with a bleak realization of what might 
have been. The stigma that plagued her 
last band, Joy of Cooking, carries over to 
the present. The presentation being 
overworked, like a lover who can t live up 
to the tease, left her tunes fleeting frag- 
ments in the air, with unmemorable out- 
of-control realms. She is, however, an 
artist to watch in the future once her 
creativity is properly channeled to its 
best effect. j.w. 


GRAND FUNK RAILROAD (Capitol P4199) 

Take Me (3:53) (Brew — BMI) (D Brewer, C. Frost) 

Grand Funk advances a high-powered reason to surrender to the music and. judg- 
ing from the dust cover, passion itself in whatever form the listener sees fit. Actually, 
this is a melodic cut with some great musical hooks going on while the vocals are pro- 
bably the best the boys from Michigan have ever put forth, even better than "We re 
An American Band." Up to Doobie Brothers quality. Flip: No info, available. 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Columbia 3-10274) 

Tenth Avenue Freeze-Out (3:1 1) (Laurel Canyon — ASCAP) (B. Springsteen) 

Piano and horn-driven cut with a vocal much more accessible than Springsteen's 
first single. “Born To Run,” which rose to the number seventeen position on the Cash 
Box top 100 chart. We predict this cut, which is less complicated with more melody to 
catch onto, besides being gutsy, will get into the top ten. Flip: No info, available. 

FOUR TOPS (ABC 12155) 

Mama You’re All Right With Me (2:59) (ABC/Dunhill/One Of A Kind - BMI) (D Lam- 
bert. B Potter) 

The classic vocal approach of the Four Tops has been one to be reckoned with over 
the past ten years in rhythm and blues field. Here is one cut that literally pulsates with 
the rhythm and passion. Some sweet flutes sandwiched in the breaks highlight the 
vocal instruments that are the Tops. We don't think anyone's going to disagree with 
"Mama." Flip: No info, available. 

B.B. KING (ABC 12158) 

When I’m Wrong (3:36) (ABC/Dunhill/King Guitar — BMI) (B.B King) 

Set against organ/synthesizer, Lucille really bawlsthe guitar blues while B.B. sings 
a hurting riff: "People are talkin' about us, baby/Talk's over town/My friends tell me 
that my woman don’t want me/They say ‘fool, you're just wastin' your time, wastin' 
your time, wastin' your time ." Ha ... no waste of time with this single. Chart guaran- 
teed r&b hit. Flip: No info, available. 

THE MASQUERADERS ! Hot Buttered Soul ABC 12157) 

(Call Me) The Traveling Man (3:49) (Incense — BMI) (The Raders: O Deloney. L 
Westley, D. Sanders. R Wrightsil, S. Hutchinson) 

Sensitive ballad with a shimmering background having to do with the vagabond 
who decides to hang up his traveling shoes in favor of settling down with love. From 
this point on his moving around will be in terms of finding out what's best for the two 
of them. Flip: No info, available. 

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE (Morningstar MST 502) 

My Little Angel (3:29) (E B Marks — BMI) (H Vanda. G. Young) 

William Shakespeare is an Australian artist who has achieved some large reputa- 
tion "down there." This tune is part rap and part singing, a story to a young girl (a 
daughter), reassuring her that everybody has a guardian angel Why? Because she's 
his. Could pick off some AM pop play if given half a chance. Flip: Can't Stop Myself 
From Loving You (3:10). 

THE CHIEFTAINS ( Island IS 048A) 

The Love Theme From Barry Lyndon (Women Of Ireland) (2:36) (Chrysalis — ASCAP) 
(S O’Riada) 

Rumor has it that instead of augmenting the story with mood music, Stanley 
Kubrick selected the music first and then built his new motion picture "Barry Lyndon" 
around it. The Chieftains, who are extremely popular in the United Kingdom, and 
have an LP breaking onto the Cash Box charts this week, play a haunting theme 
which is certainly an important part of this film which will be seen by millions. Flip: 
The Timap Timpan Reel (3:10). 

JEAN-CLAUDE BORELLY AND HIS ORCHESTRA (London 5N-228) 

Dolannes Melodie (2:55) (Burlington — ASCAP) (DeSenneville, Toussaint) 

Here's an instrumental incorporating an acoustic guitar line running like a brook 
beneath a flighty flute solo. Number one record so far in Germany, France. 
Switzerland and Belgium. Repeating line much like "Feelings" repeats, however, 
"Dolannes Melodie” is all original and quite soothing. Flip: No info, available. 

CLEDUS MAGGARD AND THE CITIZENS BAND ( Mercury 73751 ) 

The White Knight (3:57) (Unichappell — BMI) (J Huguely) 

Breaking on to the Cash Box charts this week at 83 with a bullet, "The White 
Knight” is a spoken-driven song after the fashion of "Hod Rod Lincoln." A Georgia 
night in the life of a cast of joy-riding CB operators. Truckers, white lightning runners 
and Hair Bear state troopers will appreciate this comedy disk. Good old southern 
Thunder Road humor strikes again. Flip: No info, available. 

THE BRASS RING (Capitol P4205) 

Theme From “The Man Who Would Be King" (2:50) (Colgems/Allied Artists — ASCAP) 
(M. Jarre) 

Happy two minutes and fifty seconds of what sounds like the Wooden Soldiers play- 
ing ragtime. Horns, glockenspiels, whistling, banjoes, tubas, this sort of thing reminds 
us of a trip through Disneyland’s "It's A Small World." Holidays and children. A fun 
segue tune in or out of nearly anything except dismal news reports. Would really like 
to hear AM mor stations pick up on this one. Flip: The Sikandergul Theme (2:49). 

CHILLIWACK (Sire SAA 723) 

Last Day Of December (2:59) (Doraflo/Makers — BMI) (Henderson, Turney) 

Pure driving rock and roll from this Cahadian band which captures the mid-sixties 
Who flavor by flailing their instruments with essence of latent violence. Unlike many 
hard-rockers, the vocal lines are right up front for the listener to grab on to — and it's 
something you wantto grab. Picturesque lyrics. Flip: No info, available. 

ROGER HATCHER (Brown Dog BD 9009) 

We Gonna Make It (3:22) ( Ankh — ASCAP) (R. Hatcher) 

Roger Hatcher, the vocalist, has a voice full of blinding passion similar to the ex- 
pressive opening lines of Marvin Gaye s "Let's Get It On Storyline illustrates hard 
times but strong desire. Could use a little extra punch in the instrumental portion to 
match the soul of the vocals, but it still sounds like this side is gonna make it. Flip: 
High Blood Pressure (2:27). 


January 3. 1976 


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tash box/ news 



1 Retailers are selling a lot of records. 
' much more than last year. It's Christmas, 
and everything is moving — chart 
favorites as well as the regular catalog, 
■greatest hits collections, a relatively new 
phenomenon, are selling well every- 
where There have always been collec- 
tions of this kind, but there seem to be a 
lot more of them now. Three, in fact, are 
in the Cash Box top ten. 

Record companies are helping the re- 
tailer in this department. Warner 
Brothers came up with three radio spots 
for "History: America's Greatest Hits." 
Two minutes each, the spots are mostly 
music, with a bicentennial theme. "We 
can't really expect to get airplay for these 
older songs,” said Warner promotion and 
merchandising man John Montgomery, 
"so we put recognizable parts of all the 
songs in the radio ads." 

Bill Van Brunt operates Music Od- 
dyssey, a small independent in West Los 
Angeles, and he has a theory about 
these collections. "They attract people 
who normally don't buy records," he 
says. “Maybe they've heard of America, 
say. but they don't want to invest in a 
couple of albums, or maybe they don't 
know which onestoget." 

Columbia Records group Chicago 
waited a long time to put a hits package 
together, perhaps longer than any other 
major group This means more value for 
the consumer because all the tunes have 
been, through the years, legitimate hit 
singles, rather than only three or four of 
them on the record, with only moderate- 
ly successful songs used for filler The 
album is currently number one 
The Music Plus chain is supplement- 
ing record company in-store displays 
with their own advertising for the 
greatest hits packages, big hand-lettered 
signs that say "Greatest Hits from the 
Greatest Stars for the Greatest Cus- 
tomers. "All greatest hits, about 200 of 
them this year, are selling for $3 69 The 
chair also has a Christmas Gift Pack that's 
doing so well they're going to continue it 
for a couple of weeks more A belt 
buckle, t shirt, and any $6 98 list album, 
is ten dollars. The customer makes up his 
own package and the store gift wraps it 
for free Joe Falzone is involved with 
promotion at the company, and he says 
they are putting a special effort into the 
college market, taking out lots of ad 


space in college newspapers. Recogniz- 
ing the college students' penchant for 
specialized collection, Music Plus keeps 
them informed about their specialized 
sales — classical, jazz. 

Not just here in California, the retail 
business is jumping all over the country. 
Rob Bronstein reports from the Discount 
Records branch in Madison, Wisconsin: 
"Things are crazy here. Our biggest sale 
of the year, last Halloween, didn't match 
yesterday’s day It was our peak so far. " 
What are they selling? "Everything, just 
everything,” Bronstein said. "A lot of 
Angel boxed sets and the Columbia jazz 
series. Columbia's giving us a lot of 
newspaper support on that, good ad- 
vertising." Discount doesn't have much 
room for in-store displays, so they put 
emphasis on their windows, updating the 
showcase regularly. 

Downtown Records in Chicago means 
just that: it’s in the heart of the city. 
Walter Maney was really too busy to talk, 
and when he did it was hard to hear — 
the register was ringing often and loud. 
"Business is only a little busier than 
usual," he said. "It's like this all the time 
We're selling everything to everybody, 
Donna Summer. Stanley Turrentine, 
Grover Washington, John Denver.” What 
about advertising? "Well, we don't really 
do any We re a big store, right on State 
Street, and people just come right in.” 

Cat's Record Shop is in Nashville, and 
they are doing landmark business 
through the use of artist sales, special 
prices on LPs by Elton John, the Hello 
People, and Patti Smith The top album 
list at Cat's includes Guy Clark, on RCA. 
Barefoot Jerry on Monument, Jefferson 
Starship on RCA, and, surprisingly 
enough, Patti Smith's "Horses," on 
Arista. Mark Germino works at Cat's 
Record Shop, and he is delighted with 
Patti s success in Nashville "We've been 
doing a lot of advertising in the Van- 
derbilt University newspaper, also in a 
new music paper here, it's great, takes in 
all kinds of music, and it's called Hank' " 
For Hank Williams? "Well, I don’t know, 
there's a lot of Hanks in Nashville.” 

But it was a small record store in 
Philadelphia that told the story this week. 

Are you kiddding?'' the manager 
screamed What are we selling? 
Everything. We re busy every single min- 
ute, and I certainly have no time to talk " 
john mankiewicz 



/ 

HOT TIME — Chelsea Records president Wes Farrell greets Sir Monti Rock III follow- 
ing the opening night festivities of the west coast debut of Disco Tex and the Sex-O- 
Lettes featuring Sir Monti at the Troubadour. Pictured jfrom left) are Sir Monti, his 
newest girlfriend Anita Fontana, Farrell and Sir Monti's manager Sandy Orell 


Station Breaks 


John Platt at WXRT in Chicago thinks 
that "its unrealistic to think that all 
product received by radio stations can 
be listened to by everyone." WXRT pro- 
grams a progressive rock format and cer- 
tainly receives a huge amount of product 
from the record companies since they 
operate in the third largest market in the 
country John mentioned that he and 
Bob Shulman. his assistant music direc- 
tor, mostly listen to album product 
separately In that respect there's no 
prior judgment from each other on the 
particular LP If they agree, the album is 
usually added. If they disagree, they 
filter the album out to the entire staff for 
their individual reactions Then a de- 
cision is made whether to add or not add. 
It's certainly something for stations who 
are not using this process to con- 
template. The old idea that "two (or 
more) heads are better than one" may 
prove to be a meaningful microcosm for 
stations to get a fairer view of what their 
listeners are listening for. 

Dennis Elsas, WNEW New York p d . 
notes the huge success of the Christmas 
Concert/Cerebral Palsy Benefit on 
December 17 at Avery-Fisher Hall in 
New York. The sold-out show included 
artists like Peter Frampton and Eric 
Carmen and his band. The concert was 
preceded by gift-giving listeners whose 
presents went from there to the needy 
people in the area All of WNEWs air 
staff were involved in this very suc- 
cessful promotion. 

WMMR, Philly in conjunction with 
Phonography Record Magazine will be 
conducting a record/artist poll in 
January. Plans are for readers and 
listeners to choose their favorite records 
and artists for 1975. The categories will 
be quite extensive to provide a well- 
rounded choice of Philadelphia's 
favorites. 

Steve West, KJR Seattle p d reported 
phenomenal requests and sales on 
"Rock and Roll Christmas," a local- 
artist/deejay record produced in Seattle. 
The artist is Julie Miller, who performs in 
local nite-club spots in the city . and 
the jock is Rick Hanson (2-6 p m.) on 
KJR The record had gone from 1 2 to 3 
on KJR's survey and requests were 
equalling that. Out of 10,000 records or- 
dered by the station, 5500 were sold two 
days before Christmas. Each $1 00 re- 
ceived went directly to Boy Scouts in the 
Seattle area 

KMYR, Albuquerque ran a 14 hour 
BBC History of the Beatles” on Friday 
and Saturday (27-28) last week The 
special ran on the outlet seven hours 
each day, as a post-Christmas gift to the 
listeners In coordination with the broad- 
cast, KMYR personalities invited their 
listeners to decorate the station's tree 
with any Beatle material. The most 
imaginative decoration garnered an en- 
tire set of Beatles albums for the winner 

T. Morgan, p d at WMMR-FM, Phil- 
adelphia reports Paul Fuhr in as assistant 
pd ./music director effective Dec. 29 
Fuhr comes to WMMR from WISP, also 
Philly. 

KDAY, Santa Monica is keeping their 
listeners in mind over the holiday 
season Two station contests involving 
free LPs and a new car were rotating 
every other hour on the black-oriented 
outlet. All the LPs you can name on the 
KDAY playlist in 10 seconds were 
awarded to lucky callers and a brand new 
car giveaway is planned for New Year's 
Eve. All listeners have to do is guess the 
correct color of the car and which KDAY 
jock is occupying it 

The RKO outlet in Los Angeles, KHJ 


provided its listeners with a Christmas 
gift. With new clues every day. new gifts 
went into the KHJ Christmas stocking 
and the winner took all on Christmas 
Eve. KHJ also broadcast a 2-hour Elton 
John special on Christmas and the day 
before And the public affairs depart- 
ment at the station followed Sunday (28) 
with a IV 2 hour 3-part special on "The 
Malpractice Crisis," moderated by Hal 
Dash The special was broadcast as part 
of the "Closeup" show on KHJ. 

Los Angeles Metromedia affiliate 
KSAN presents a one-hour news special, 
"The Decline and Fall of Western 
Civilization in Song and Dance,” at 8 p m. 
on Monday (29). KSAN s Scoop Nisker 
who put the "Decline and Fall" 
together says the show will include 
vignettes on Watergate, the energy 
crisis, the nuclear arms race and the cur- 
rent spiritual fashions. 

Art Directors of Los Angeles met re- 
cently at Troupers Hall for their annual 
get-together Rock photographer 
Norman Seeff was guest at the affair. 

In 1927 the critics called it "The All 
American Musical Comedy” and 
KFAC in L A. simulcasted a special 
tribute to "Showboat" — on its 48th an- 
niversary Saturday (27). The two-hour 
salute included the complete musical 
scoring of "Showboat'' with every 
number used in the various stage, 
screen and recorded versions of the 
musical Marge Champion, Emmy award 
winner and one the stars of the 1951 
MGM version of "Showboat," emceed 
the program which included exclusive 
personal interviews with other stars of 
the show's progression to present 

One personnel change this week: Don 
W. Boyles has been appointed as the 
new vice president/general manager of 
WSUN in St. Petersburg, Fla Prior to 
coming to WSUN in 74 as sales man- 
ager, Boyles was manager of KCNW in 
Tulsa, Oklahoma WRVR radio 
personality Stella Marrs joined several 
well known jazz artists for a television 
discussion of America's original art form 
The feature was aired on “Midday Live.” 
Contributors were Clark Terry, Dizzy 
Gillespie, and author George Simon 
Up to 25,000 people jammed Freedom 
Drive Mall for a rally for citizen's band 
radio operators. Incidentally, C.W. 
McCall’s hit single “Convoy” is in- 
terspersed with CB chatter . WLIR is 
still incredibly active with their live and 
live-taped concerts: Dec 28th at 9:00 is a 
live tape of Randy Newman: on the 29th 
at 9:00 is a live tape of Linda Ronstadt 
from “My Father’s Place”: on the 30th at 
8:00 is a live tape of Chick Corea from 
the Calderone Concert Hall; and on New 
Year's Eve from 9 to 11:00 p.m. will be 
“The Best Of Live 75” featuring excerpts 
from the best live concerts of 75. At 
11:00 it's Barnaby Bye’s last concert 
taped from My Father's Place; at mid- 
night it'll be a live tape of The Grateful 
Dead from San Francisco; and finally at 
1 :00 a m it'll be a live tape of Kingfish 
WNEW-AM’s morning personality Gene 
Klavan saw the film “Swept Away.” He 
was so impressed that he made a point of 
telling his listeners. Advertising agency 
Diener Hauser Greenthal heard Klavan s 
comments and pulled the actual “on air" 
tape for their national radio commercial 
promoting the film WMPS in Memphis 
did its Christmas thing for the whole 
town A 23,000 lb fruitcake was supplied 
to feed the masses of Memphis. Coca 
Cola was supplied to wash it down. NBC 
televised the phenomenon and Guiness 
Book Of World Records was around to re- 
cord the record Late personnel change 
this week: Ron Dennington has left 
WDHF in Chicago to become operations 
program director of WCOP AM & FM in 
Boston. 

j.b. carmicle/bob speisman 


10 


January 3, 1976 




A survey of key radio stations in all important markets throughout the country to determine by per- 
centage of those reporting which releases are being added to station play lists this week for the first 
time and also the degree of concentration combining previous reports. Percentage figures on left in- 
dicate how many of the stations reporting this week have added the following titles to their play list for 
the first time Percentage figures on right include total from left plus the percentage title received in 
prior week or weeks 



TITLE ARTIST LABEL 

% OF 

STATIONS 
ADDING 
TITLES TO 
PROG. 
SCHED. 
THIS WEEK 

TOTAL % OF 
STATIONS 
TO HAVE 
ADDED 
TITLES TO 
PROG. 
SCHED. 
TO DATE 

1 . 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover — Paul 

Simon - Columbia 

24% 

63% 

2. Love To Love You — Donna Summer 
- Oasis 

21% 

59% 

3. Theme FromS.W.A.T. - Rhythm 
Heritage — ABC 

18% 

41% 

4. Winners And Losers - Hamilton, Joe 
Frank & Reynolds - Playboy 

12% 

24% 

5. All By Myself - Eric Carmen - Arista 

8% 

34% 

6. Squeeze Box - The Who - MCA 

7% 

52% 

7. Paloma Blanca - George Baker - 
W.B. 

7% 

42% 

8. Til It’s Time To Say Goodbye - 
Jonathan Cain — October 

7% 

11% 

9. Yesterday’s Hero - John Paul Young 
— Ariola America 

7% 

15% 

10. Sing A Song - Earth, Wind & Fire - 
Columbia 

5% 

70% 

11. Fly Away - John Denver - RCA 

5% 

65% 

1 2. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil 
Sedaka - Rocket 

5% 

64% 

13. Love Machine - Miracles - Motown 

5% 

34% 

14. Slow Ride - Fog Hat - Capricorn 

5% 

16% 

15. Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin 
— Motown 

5% 

60% 



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#83 

The White Knight (3:57) 

Cledus Maggard & The Citizens 
Band — Mercury 73751 

1 IBM Plaza, Chicago, III. 

PUB: Unichappell — BMI 
PROD: Leslie Advertising Agency 
WRITER: J. Huguely 


#86 

Dream On (3:25) 

Aerosmith — Columbia 3-10278 

51 W. 52 Street, N.Y., NY 
PUB: Frank Connoly/Baksel — 
BMI 

PROD: Adrian Barber 
WRITER: S. Tyler 
FLIP: Somebody 


#88 

Junk Food Junkie (3:03) 

Larry Groce - Warner Bros. WBS 
8165 

3701 Warner Blvd., Burbank, Ca. 
PUB: Peaceable Kingdom — 
ASCAP 

PROD: Randolph Nauert 
WRITER: Larry Groce 


#89 

Only 16 

Dr. Hook - Capitol 4171 

1750 N. Vine St., Hollywood, Ca. 
PUB.Kags — BMI 
PROD: Ron Haffkine 
WRITER: Delbert McClinton 
FLIP: Let Me Be Your Lover 


#94 

Amazing Grace (2:54) 

Amazing Rhythm Aces - ABC 
12142 

8255 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, 
Ca. 

PUB: Fourth Floor — ASCAP 
PROD: Barry "Byrd" Burton 
WRITER: H R. Smith 
FLIP: The Beautiful Lie 


#99 

Every Beat Of My Heart (4:00) 
Crown Heights Affair - DeLite DEP 
1575 

200 W. 57th St., N.Y..NY 
PUB: Delightful — BMI 
PROD: Nerangis Britton for 
Cadrini Prod. 

WRITERS: Freda Nerangis and 
Britton 


#100 

Funky Weekend (3:14) 

The Stylistics — Avco AV 4661 

1700 Broadway, N.Y., NY 
PUB: Avco Embassy — ASCAP 
PROD: Hugo & Luigi 
WRITERS: Hugo & Luigi, George 
David Weiss 


101 I GOT OVER LOVE 

IWMOT Sacred Pen — BMI) 

Major Harris (Atlantic 3303) 

102 GOODNIGHT AND GOOD 
MORNING 

(Cappell/Young Ideas — ASCAP) 
Cecilio & Kapono (Columbia 3-10223) 


103 THIS OLD HEART OF MINE 

(Jobete — ASCAP) 

Rod Stewart (Warner Bros WBS 81 70) 


104 THAT’S WHY I LOVE YOU 

(Lucky/Horse Diaper — ASCAP) 
AndrewGold (Asylum E 45286-A) 


105 LADY BUMP 

( Meridian-Siege! . Butterfly — BMI ) 
Penny McLean (Atco 45-7038) 


1 06 IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE 

(Blue Lick — BMI) 

Jonathan Caine (Pctober 1001) 


107 NURSERY RHYMES 

(Mighty Three — BMI ) 

People's Choice (TSOP ZS 8-4773) 


1 08 HOLD BACK THE NIGHT 

(Golden Fleece/Mured — BMI) 

The Trammps (Buddah BDA 507) 


109 YOUNG LOVE 

(Lowery — BMI ) 

Ray Stevens (Barnaby B618) 


110 BREAKFAST FOR TWO 

(Alkatraz Corner — BMI) 

Country Joe McDonald (Fantasy 
F-758-A-S) 


1 1 1 CHAIN GANG MELODY 

(Kags/Conrad — BMI, Unichappell 
ASCAP) 

JimCroce (Lifesong LS45001) 


112 SINCE I FELL FOR YOU 

(Warner Bros -ASCAP) 

Charlie Rich(Epic 8-50182) 


113 YOU 

(Jay s Enterprises/Chappell — ASCAP) 
Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 3311) 


114 CHILDREN OF THE RAIN 

(Strawberry Hill — ASCAP) 

Austin Roberts (Private Stock PS 45,051) 


115 GROWIN’UP 

(McCauley — ASCAP) 

Dan Hill (20th Century TC 2244) 


116 THE LITTLE DRUMMER BOY 

(Mills ulnt'l Korwin —ASCAP) 

Moonlion (PIP 6513) 


117 A FOOL IN LOVE 

(Chrysalis/Ackee — ASCAP) 

Frankie Miller Band (Chrysalis CRS 2108) 


118 I CHEAT THE HANGMAN 

(Lansdowne/Warn Bros -ASCAP) 
Doobie Brothers (Warner Brothers) 


119 HAVE A CIGAR 

(Pink Floyd - BMI) 

Pink Floyd (Columbia 3-10248) 


120 HOLLYWOOD HOT 

(Heart's Delight — BMI) 

The Eleventh Hour (20th Century 2215) 


121 I HAD A LOVE 

(Nick-O-Val — ASCAP) 

Ben E King (Atlantic 3308) 


1 22 THROUGH THE EYES OF 
LITTLE CHILDREN 

(Combine — BMI) 

Larry Jon Wilson (Epic ZS 8-8675) 


123 DREAMWEAVER 

(Warner Bros -ASCAP) 

Gary Wright (Warner Brothers WBS 8167) 


124 MAMA COCO 

(Almo/Giva — ASCAP) 
Gino Vannelli (A&M 1760) 


1 25 LONG HAIRED RED NECK 

(Window/Lotsa — BMI) 

David Allen Coe (Columbia 3-1 0254) 








cash box additions to radio playlists 


WABC - MEW YORK 

i Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin — Motown 
| Sing A Song — Earth. Wind 8 Fire — Columbia 


WPIX - NEW YORK 

i No new additions 

YVBLI - LONG ISLAND 
No new additions 


WJET - ERIE 

No new additions 


WFIL - PHILADELPHIA 

Country Boy — Glen Campbell —Capitol 
50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon - Columbia 
Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton. Joe Frank 8 Reynolds 
— Playboy 

Extra To 23 —Fly Away — John Denver 
8 To 3 — Theme From Mahogany — Diana Ross 


WIBG - PHILADELPHIA 

Love To Love You — Donna Summer — Oasis 
Yesterday's Hero — John Paul Young — Ariola 
America 

19 To 14 — Theme From SWAT — Rhythm Heritage 

28 To 23 — 50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon 

29 To 24 — Take It To The Limit — Eagles 
ExtraTo30 —December 1963 — FourSeasons 
Extra To 29 — Somewhere In The Night - Helen 

Reddy 


WEDO - PITTSBURGH 

Fly Away — John Denver — RCA 
I Love Music — O’Jays — Phila Int'l 
Inseparable — Natalie Cole — Capitol 


WPGC - WASHINGTON 

No new additions 


WCAO - BALTIMORE 

Country Boy — Glen Campbell —Capitol 
All By Myself — Eric Carmen — Arista 
50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon — Columbia 

21 To 14 — Fly Away — John Denver 

22 To 16 — Sing A Song — Earth, Wind, & Fire 

27 To 21 — Love Hurts — Nazareth 

28 To 23 - Breaking Up — Neil Sedaka 


WRKO - BOSTON 

Fanny — Bee Gees — RSO 

Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton. Joe Frank & Reynolds 
— Playboy 

27 To 21 — Bohemian Rhapsody — Queen 
26 To 22 — Let The Music Play — Barry White 
Extra To 23 — 50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon 


WDRC - HARTFORD 

Fly Away — John Denver — RCA 
18 To 7 — Saturday Night — Bay City Rollers 
23 To 1 7 — Over My Head — Fleetwood Mac 
27 To 21 — Hurricane — Bob Dylan 


WPRO - PROVIDENCE 

No new additions 


WLEE - RICHMOND 

Theme From S W AT- Rhythym Heritage - ABC 
All By Myself — Eric Carmen — Arista 
Till It’s Time To Say Goodbye — Jonathan King — 
October Records 

26 To 5 — Fly Away — John Denver 

23 To 10 — You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate 

8 To 3— Convoy — C.W McCall 

24To15 —Walk Away From Love —David Ruffin 

21 To 16 — Country Boy —Glen Campbell 


WKWK - WHEELING 

Squeeze Box - The Who — MCA 

Tracks Of My Tears — Linda Ronstadt — Asylum 

50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon 

1 9 To 1 1 — Convoy -CW McCall 

10 To 5 — I Write The Songs — Barry Manilow 


W1XY - CLEVELAND 

Love Machine — Miracles— Motown 
Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka — Rocket 
50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon — Columbia 
Theme From SWAT —Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
31 To 21 — All By Myself — Eric Carmen 

33 To 24 — Over My Head — Fleetwood Mac 

34 To 25 — Squeeze Box — The Who 


KNOE - MONROE 

Theme From SWAT — Rhythm Heritage - ABC 
Goodnight And Good Morning — Cecilia 8 Caponna — 
Columbia 

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover — Paul Simon — 
Columbia 

Till It'sTime To Say Goodbye -Jonathan Cain — 
October 

Struggle In Darkness — Tom Jans - Columbia 


WROV - ROANOKE 

Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton. Joe Frank 8 Reynolds 
— Playboy 

Let's Live Together — Roadapples — MGM 
All By Myself — Eric Carmen — Arista 
37 To 24 - Let The Music Play — Barry White 
22 To 10 — Breaking Up — Neil Sedaka 


WSGN - BIRMINGHAM 

Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summer — Oasis 
50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon — Columbia 
18To 12 - Theme From Mahogany - Diana Ross 


WLS - CHICAGO 

Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin — Motown 
Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summers —Oasis 
17 To 1 2 — Country Boy — Glen Campbell 
21 To 13 — Love Rollercoaster — Ohio Players 


WCFL - CHICAGO 

50 Ways To Leave -PaulSimon —Columbia 
Squeezebo x — The Who — MCA 
Yesterday's Hero — J P Young - Ariola 


WIRL - PEORIA 

Sing A Song — Earth, Wind 8 Fire — Columbia 
Fly Away — John Denver — RCA 
33 To 18 — Love Hurts — Nazareth 
23To1 — Convoy— CW McCall 


KSLQ - ST. LOUIS 

No new additions 


KXOK - ST LOUIS 

Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin — Motown 
You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate — Big Tree 


WBBO - AUGUSTA 

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover — Paul Simon — 
Columbia 

Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summers — Oasis 
All By Myself — Eric Carmen — Arista 


WHB - KANSAS CITY 

Love To Love You — Donna Summer — Oasis 
Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin — Motown 
You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate — Big Tree 
Sing A Song — Earth Wind 8 Fire — Columbia 
14 To 7 — Convoy — C.W McCall 


KLEO - WICHITA 

Slow Ride — Foghat — Cap 

Breaking Up Is Hard To Do — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 

lOTol —Convoy — CW McCall 

16 To 11 Theme From Mahogany - Diana Ross 

20 To 13 — Let It Shine — Olivia Newton-John 

29 To 17 — Evil Woman — ELO 

24 To 18 - Sing A Song - Earth. Wind 8 Fire 

27 To 20 — Fly Away — John Denver 


U-100 - MINNEAPOLIS 

No new additions 


WDGY - MINNEAPOLIS 

No new additions 


KIOA - DES MOINES 

50 Ways To Leave —PaulSimon —Columbia 
Fly Away — John Denver — RCA 
19To 10 —Love Hurts —Nazareth 


WING - DAYTON 

No new additions 


WCOL - COLUMBUS 

Love To Love You — Donna Summer — Oasis 
For The Love Of You — Isley Brothers — T-Neck 
December 1 963 - Four Seasons — WB 
Yesterday's Hero - John Paul Young - Ariola 
America 

Til It'sTime To Say Goodbye — Jonathan Cain — 
October 

19 To 1 1 — Sing A Song — Earth. Wind 8 Fire 

22To13 — Woman Tonight — America 

32 To 24 — Theme From SWAT — Rhythm Heritage 


WERC - BIRMINGHAM 

Paloma Blanca — George Baker — WB 

All By Myself - Eric Carmen - Arista 

Love Machine — Miracles — Tamla 

Theme From S W A T - Rhythym Heritage - ABC 

Love To Love You — Donna Summer - Oasis 

30 To 23 — Rock And Roll — Kiss 

28 To 21 — Tracks Of My Tears — Linda Ronstadt 

25 To 17 - 50 Ways To Leave - PaulSimon 

21 To 14 — Squeezebox - The Who 

27 To 1 2 — Over My Head — Fleetwood Mac 

18 To 9 — Breaking Up — Neil Sedaka 

12To4 - Sing A Song — Earth. Wind 8 Fire 

WMPS - MEMPHIS 

Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin — Motown 
Yesterday's Hero — John Paul Young — Ariola 
America 

For A Dancer -Prelude — ATV 
Extra To 24 - Somewhere In The Night — Helen 
Reddy 

Extra To 23 - Let It Shine — Olivia Newton-John 


WMAK - NASHVILLE 

Fanny - Bee Gees - RSO 

Back To The Island - Leon Russell — Shelter 

20 To 13 - You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate 

14 To 9 -Fox On The Run -Sweet 

10 To 5 -Love Rollercoaster -Ohio Players 


WLAC - NASHVILLE 

Paloma Blanca -George Baker - WB 
Winners And Losers — Hamilton, Joe Frank 8 
Reynolds — Playboy 

White Knight - Cletus Maggard - Mercury 
Love To Love You - Donna Summer - Oasis 
19 To 8 — Sing A Song — Earth. Wind 8 Fire 
25 To 18 - Love Hurts — Nazareth 
30 To 13 DreamWeaver -Gary Wright 
28 To 19 Breaking Up — Neil Sedaka 

WNOE - NEW ORLEANS 

Squeeze Box — The Who - MCA 
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - PaulSimon — 
Columbia 

You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate - Big Tree 


WHBQ - MEMPHIS 

50 Ways To Leave - Paul Simon — Columbia 
Junk Food Junkie - Larry Groce — WB 
18To13 - Fox On The Run — Sweet 
28 To 25 - Money Honey - Bay City Rollers 
14 To 11 — Mahogany — Diana Ross 


WFOM - MARIETTA 

Theme From SWAT Rhythm Heritage -ABC 

Slow Ride — Foghat — Bearsville 

Love To Love You — Donna Summer — Oasis 

Love Hurts - Nazareth - ASM 

20 To 10 - Rock And Roll -Kiss 

15 To 7 — Fly Away — John Denver 


KLIF - DALLAS 

Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton, Joe Franks 8 Reynolds 
-Playboy 

Squeeze Box - The Who — MCA 
Breakaway - Art Garfunkel — Columbia 
Theme from SWAT — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
8To1 - Saturday Night - Bay City Rollers 
24 To 9 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka 
18 To 10 — Paloma Blanca — George Baker 
22 To 15 — Love Rollercoaster - Ohio Players 
Extra To 20 — 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul 
Simon 

Extra To 22 - Take It To The Limit - Eagles 
ExtraTo24 -AllBy Myself - Eric Carmen 
Extra To 25 — Let It Shine — Olivia Newton-John 


KILT - HOUSTON 

Theme From SWAT — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
Wake Up Harold Melvin 8 The Blue Notes — Phila 
Int'l 

50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon — 
Columbia 

39 To 28 — Sing A Song - Earth. Wind 8 Fire 
30 To 23 — Don't Cry Jom — Conway Twitty 

26 To 20 — Fox On The Run — The Sweet 

27 To 19 — Over My Head Fleetwood Mac 

24 To 15 — Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Neil Sedaka 


WAKY - LOUISVILLE 

Fanny -Bee Gees RSO 

Tracks Of My Tears — Linda Ronstadt Asylum 

All By Myself - Eric Carmen - Arista 


WKLO - LOUISVILLE 

Breaking Up - Neil Sedaka — Rocket 

Love To Love — Donna Summer — Oasis 

Love Machine — Miracles — Tamla 

22 To 11 Fly Away — John Denver 

21 To 16 Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin 

25To 18 — Going Down —Pointer Sisters 


KHJ - LOS ANGELES 

50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon — Columbia 

22 To 1 3 — Fly Away — John Denver 
26 To 16 — Love Machine — Miracles 

23 To 18 — You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate 


KIIS-AM/FM - LOS ANGELES 

Dolannes Melody - Jean-Claude Borelly — London 

Take It To The Limit - Eagles — Asylum 

Love To Love You - Donna Summer — Casablanca 

Somewhere In The Night — Helen Reddy — Capitol 

22 To 6 — Convoy - C W McCall 

16 To 9 — Love Rollercoaster — Ohio Players 

24 To 1 7 — Times Of Your Life — Paul Anka 


KFRC - SAN FRANCISCO 

Bohemian Rhapsody — Queen — Elektra 
Junk Food Junkie — Larry Groce — W B 
25 To 11 -Convoy — CW McCall 
16 To 12 - Love Machine — Miracles 
26 To 19 — 50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon 


KYA - SAN FRANCISCO 

Take It To The Limit — Eagles — Asylum 
Tracks Of My Tears — Linda Ronstadt - Asylum 
Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summer — 
Casablanca 

Till It’s Time To Say Goodbye — Jonathan King — 
October 

17 To 9 — Love Machine — Miracles 
1 5 To 7 — You Sexy Thing - Hot Chocolate 
24To15 - Fox On The Run — Sweet 
Extra To 1 9 - 50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon 


KNDE - SACRAMENTO 

Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton. Joe Frank 8 Reynolds 
- Playboy 

Love Hurts Nazareth —ASM 

Theme From SWAT - Rhythm Heritage — ABC 

White Knight - Cledus Maggard — Mercury 

Extra To 15 - Love Machine — Miracles 

25 To 19 - Sing A Song — Earth Wind 8 Fire 

Extra To 23 — Squeeze Box — Who 

23 To 7 — Love To Love You — Donna Summer 


KCBQ - SAN DIEGO 

Convoy — CW McCall -MGM 
Sing A Song -- Earth, Wind 8 Fire - Columbia 
I Write The Songs — Barry Manilow — Arista 
Evil Woman — ELO - U A 


KRIZ - PHOENIX 

Mahogany — Diana Ross - Motown 
Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton. Joe Frank 8 Reynolds 
— Playboy 

7 To 3 — I Write The Songs — Barry Manilow 

1 7 To 10 — Convoy — CW McCall 

27 To 20 — Over My Head — Fleetwood Mac 


KISN - PORTLAND 

No new additions 


KJR - SEATTLE 

LoveMachine- Miracles — Motown 
Winners 8 Losers — Hamilton, Joe Frank 8 Reynolds 
— Playboy 

Only 16 -Dr Hook — Capitol 
22 To 1 7 Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin 
Extra To 20 - Fly Away — John Denver 
Extra To 23 — Sing A Song — Earth Wind 8 Fire 


KIMN - DENVER 

Love To Love You - Donna Summer — Oasis 
Dec 63 - FourSeasons -WB 


CKLW - DETROIT 

No new additions 


WDRQ - DETROIT 

Sweet Thing - Rufus — ABC 


WLAV - GRAND RAPIDS 

No new additions 


WSAI - CINCINNATI 

No new additions 


WQUAM - MIAMI 

No new additions 

28 To 20 - Love To Love You — Donna Summer 
1 1 To 3 — Convoy — C.W McCall 


WAPE - JACKSONVILLE 

Paloma Blanca — George Baker — W B 
Slow Ride — Foghat — Cap 

Wake Up — Harold Melvin 8 The Blue Notes — Phila 
Int'l 


WAYS - CHARLOTTE 

Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summers — Oasis 
Theme From SWAT - Rhythm Heritage — ABC 

25 To 6 — 50 Ways To Leave — Paul Simon 
19 To 14 - Fly Away — John Denver 

22 To 16 - Breaking Up Is Hard To Do — Neil Sedaka 

26 To 19 - Squeeze Box — The Who 


WTIX - NEW ORLEANS 

No new additions 


WQXI - ATLANTA 

Theme From SWAT — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
Paloma Blanca — George Baker— WB 

24 To 17 - Rock And Roll — Kiss 

25 To 19 — Breaking Up — Neil Sedaka 

10 To 5 - I Write The Songs — Barry Manilow 
28 To 23 — Evil Woman — ELO 


the big three 

1. 50 Ways To Leave Your Lover — Paul Simon — 
Columbia 

2. Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summer - Oasis 

3. Theme From S.W.A.T. — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 

profile of the giants 

1. Fly Away — John Denver — RCA 

KHJ 22-13, KJR X-20, WFIL X-23. WPGC 19-14. WCAO 21-1 4. KLEO 27-20. WKLO 22-11, 
WLEE 26-5. WFOM 15-7 

2. Breaking Up Is Hard To Do — Neil Sedaka — Rocket 

WQXI 25*1 9. KILT 24-15, KLIF 29-9. WPGC 22-10. WCAO 28-23, WERC 18-9. WLAC 28-19. 
WROV 27-10 

3. Sing A Song — Earth, Wind & Fire — Columbia 

KXOK 1 6-9. KILT39-28, KJR X-23. WCOL 19-11. KLEO 24-18, KNDE 25-19, WCAO 22-16, 
WERC 12-4, WLAC 19-8 


12 


January 3. 1976 


fortherecord 


POINTS WEST — Science fiction writer and futuristic poet Ray Bradbury is presently 
laying his poem "Somewhere A Band Is Playing" to record in Heritage Studios . 
Armageddon is adding new personnel and just all around trying to get their act 
together again Laying down tracks for an upcoming album is Alphonse Mouzon. 
Set for some January overdubbing on the album is Eric Clapton Mariah set for a 
Jan 12 appearance at the BBC disco in Chicago Sammy Hager is a nine freak 
Cher is pregnant. 



HEY FRUITCAKE! WANT A KNUCKLE SANDWICH? Friday night's Long Beach as- 
sault on the senses included Ted Nugent astride a Sherman tank. Pictured in the 
classic heavymetal masturbatory stance are lead singer Derek St. Holmes (left) and 
Nugent. Nugent's comment following the fire and brimstone performance: "So's your 
old man.” 



Bill Wyman was in town recently. Reason for the visit, musical or otherwise, is un- 
known . Tony Kaye, former keyboardist for Yes and Badger, is in town and looking 
to get together with like-minded musicians . . Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty will 
appear at the Country Music Awards in February ... An authorized, limited pressing 
bootleg album by Nils Lofgren will be making the rounds shortly. The live recording is 
entitled "Back It Up" David Cassidy joined Eric Carmen on stage at the closing set 
of his recent Roxy gig Waylon Jennings at The Roxy in February 
Producer Jerry Marcellino is joining forces with Mel Larson in a production venture. 
Initial work will include the upcoming recorded efforts of Free Movement and 21st 
Century. Marcellino and soul music are no strangers as his back production pages in- 
cludes work with The Miracles, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross and The Four Tops 
On hand for Steve Harley’s Roxy gig were the Sparks brainchildren Ron and Russel 
Mael Nancy Sinatra is laying down tracks at The Wally Heider Recording Studio. 
Engmeering the session is Bones Howe Eric Carmen is set for the upcoming Sweet 
tour Harry Nilsson doing the recording 

thing The L. A. Mime Company is alive 
and looking for one . Roy Harper’s next 
album, "When An Old Cricketer Leaves 
The Crease,” will be out in February . 
The US will be visited by Rory Gallagher 
and Steeleye Span next January and 
February First day ticket sales for 
David Bowie’s Feb 13 San Diego gig 
clocked in at $63,595 . Also in San 
Diego on New Year’s Eve are Earth, 
Wind and Fire and El Chicano Upcom- 
ing concerts include Waylon Jennings 
and Jessi Colter at Anaheim; Joe Cocker 
in the spring and three days of Queen at 
the Santa Monica Civic 
The dynamic duo of Jim Dandy and 
Ruby Starr will pay homage to "Hit The 
Road Jack" for an upcoming single 
Ruby's next album will be out early in the 
new year Recording was done in Mem- 
phis . Arista's got a ton of talent hitting 
the west early in 76 Patti Smith and Melissa Manchester hit Los Angeles in January 
while Barry Manilow will get together with Helen Reddy at the MGM Grand in Las 
Vegas Top session men in town include Ben Benay, Gary Coleman and Fred Petry 
There’s an early in 76 possibility that the Skyhooks will be falling 
Vassar Clements hits town in January Sebastian Harding’s latest, "Four Mo- 
ments” is about due Sy Mitchell has been putting his engineering talents to a 
whole lot of records for a good many years. His credits include the musical offerings 
of Barbra Streisand, Chicago, Redbone, The Jackson Five, Diana Ross, Brenton Wood 
and The Count Five. That's right, Sy was responsible for "Psychotic Reaction " The 
last album for Capitol by Grand Funk features the members of the group in coffins. 
Maybe they're trying to tell us something. 

Guaranteed to aid and abet moments of reflection and melancholia are "Horses" by 
Patti Smith, "Nighthawks At The Diner by Tom Waits and any and all of the recorded 
works of Stomu Yamashta Speaking of Yamashta, his upcoming collaboration with 
Steve Winwood and Mike Shreive should be a killer There, I’ve stuck my neck out for 
the week. 

Latest additions to the Cash Box album charts include efforts by Chuck Mangione, 
The Cate Bros., Beverly Sills, The Chieftains and The Lettermen Olivia Newton- 
John will have her own television special airing during the latter part of 76 . The 
Eagles begin a tour of the South Pacific and the Orient Jan 18 
Sha Na Na will headline a New Year's Eve show in New York Willie Colon and 
Larry Harlow at the Biltmore Hotel Jan 3 Frankie Valli can hear better than ever 
following corrective surgery marc shapiro 


DOES THIS MEAN WE RE ENGAGED? 

Shown "kissing a duck for luck" is United 
Artists singer/songwriter Baron Stewart. 
Stewart recently performed at a benefit 
for the ducks who live in the Venice, 
California canals 


EAST COASTINGS — Milled Rumors: In an industry where fantasy and fact mix so 
freely, rumor often occupies a disproportionate share of the whole picture. Nonethe- 
less when it comes to the material upon which this column is often composed; items 
which come our way as veritable kernals of truth occasionally end up as somewhat 
less. With this in mind, especially considering the season we're in, it is with mild 
amusement that we recount some of the choicer "East Coastings" items from the past 
year In more or less chronological order, we begin with this statement, made nearly a 
full year ago — ‘‘David Bowie, a self-professed fan of Springsteen, has recorded two of 
his compositions for his upcoming album" . . , “a tour by Emerson, Lake and Palmer is 
expected to be preceded by a Keith Emerson solo album in April" . . “Rory Gallagher 
is the latest to be named as a contender for the vacant position with the Rolling 
Stones” "Humble Pie may still find a compromise to solve the problems existing 
within the band . . . could turn out to be the first of many farewell tours.". . . "Steve 
Marriott’s first solo LP will be ready in a couple of months” "The Faces recorded 
most of the tracks for their next album which should be released in the not too distant 
future" . "Jethro Tull will have two albums released this summer" . . , " Rainbow 
Blues" will be a compilation of some of their unissued material . . . followed by next 
studio LP "The next Rolling Stones album, titled Made In The Shade" — there is 
speculation that it will include some of their greatest hits coupled with unreleased 
material" (at least it was half right) . . . “Stills is in the studio with David Crosby, 
Graham Nash and Neil Young finishing an album that Atlantic hopes to ship this sum- 
mer" ‘‘Rick Wakeman will do a concert of classical music at Carnegie Hall with the 
American Symphony Orchestra conducted by David Measham" " The Who will 
probably do a week of concerts at Madison Square Garden sometime this summer" 
"Latest Word on those solo albums by Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer and Greg Lake 
is that all three will arrive about the same time as the next group studio effort in the 
fall” . . . "It seems that Eric Clapton’s live album has been shelved indefinitely" 
“Keith Emerson’s the first of the ELP solo disks due out, in Nov.” . .. Other tidbits have 
yet to demonstrate their veracity or otherwise, and we anxiously await whatever the 
future may hold. We might also note at this point, that given an entire 12-month 
period, the number of rumors which reached the stage of being worthy of print is ac- 
tually fairly small, a credit to our sources. So this seems like as good a place as any to 
thank those who continually (we hope) provide us with the information and inspiration 
which enliven these pages each and every week. 



NEW NEWS IS NEWS - Queen will be embarking on a U S tour in the next month or 
so; the New York venue will be the Beacon Theatre, with four nights set aside 
Meanwhile, the band is “tearing up" the English charts by occupying the #1 single 
slot ( “Bohemian Rhapsody’) and the #1 album spot (“A Night At The Opera”); they re 
not doing too badly stateside either, with both items bulleted this week on the Cash 
Box charts . Dylan’s new LP, “Desire,” is due this week or next Todd Rundgren 
and Utopia are back at Secret Sound Studio working on a few tunes, as is David 
Webster, who played slide guitar on the upcoming Bette Midler/Bob Dylan duet 
Buckets of Rain" on Ms. M's new LP By the way, Secret Sound is undergoing ex- 
tensive modifications and reconstruction and will be twice as large as before when all 
is said and done in a few weeks . The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, the Doobie 
Brothers and Hoyt Axton got together for a jam recently As expected, the Wings 
tour has been greeted with ecstasy in Australia When it reached the point that 
scalpers were getting up to $100 a ticket (original price; $7.50), the band agreed to 
permit a national TV telecast of their concert Snuff Garrett is producing the new 
5th Dimension album, the group’s second for ABC. The LP is to be called "Home 
Cookin'," and features a newly re-formed 5th Dimension We noted last week that 
drummer Carmine Appice is playing with the Leslie West Band following the de- 
parture of Corky Laing; as far as we know, this is still the case, but MCA also lets us 
know that Appice is still a definite member of KGB and the West thing is not a full-time 
occupation From Capitol/EMI of Canada we received the news that the Russian 
cultural newspaper Sovietskaya Cultura has spoken the word on the Bay City Rollers, 
describing the phenomenon as "more lasting, more hysterical and more maniacal” 
than any Western craze to date The mag groups the Rollers with sadistic films and 
pornographic literature as "low taste products" of mass Western culture Don 
Kirshner’s Rock Concert airing Jan 3 (NYC) and Jan. 1 (LA) features Harry Chapin, 
Loudon Wainwright III and Tom Chapin . . Well worth checking out is artist Roger 
Dean’s newly-available book called “Views.” It features Dean's painting and montage 
works, including his Yes covers, plus selections on his stage sculpture designed for 
Yes, plus a great variety of little known works. 

MORE ENDS — Whilst in the midst of this year-end business, we received word that 
ex-Cash Box staffer Steve Marks has been named “assistant staff director of the 
American Bar Association’s State and Local Bar Services Department.” It's not en- 
tirely clear what that means, but we think it has something to do with public relations 
(legal hype?); thought some of you might like to know ... In looking over the past 
years quotable quotes, we decided the following was worth repeating, though its East 
Coastings source was actually Warner Brothers own Circular. As far as this column is 
concerned, we nominate this past quote of the week for quote of the year — "I think 
that kind of music appeals to the kind of poor hippies who are too broke to buy my 
albums and too dumb to steal them.” — Elvin Bishop. Running neck and neck with 
Bishop is Herbie Mann’s Rolling Stone comment, "They should form a group with four 
elephants trained to tap their feet and call it foot. The disco freaks would probably eat 
it up ” Finally, we figure there's only true trend of the year — New Jersey is the 
California of the Seventies (Springsteen, Patti Smith, Phoebe Snow, Hurricane Carter, 
more to come) . . . That’s all. 


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With the year ending and a new one beginning, things are still cooking. Now that 
the records are out there it looks good that the latter end trend will continue onward 
and upward through '76. 76 is going to continue to be a black music happening. 

Don Cornelius and Dick Griffey joined in the Christmas spirit as their Xmas party at 
the Speakeasy was a get down-get down. Food, fun and the hottest sounds of the day 
kept everybody cooled out. Some of the guests on hand who enjoyed the festivities 
were Jim Brown, Eddie Levert and Waiter Williams of the O’ Jays, Bill Griffin and Pete 
Moore of the Miracles, the Soul Train Gang, The Whistlers and many others. It was a 
gas . 

Even though most of the product has been released, MGM/Polydor/Event are still 
coming with some fine product. Roy Ayers Ubiquity has a new one entitled "Mystic 
Voyage," James Brown is at it again with “Hot,” and the Fatback Band are out "Raising 
Hell". . . 

150 disco jockeys representing the new “Southern California Disco DJ Associa- 
tion” met last week at the Mew York Experience. At the meeting the guys got into an 
insurance plan covering sickness and disability along with a planned trip to New York 
for the upcoming New Year's Eve Times Square Biggest Disco Dance " Record com- 
panies were present and disco product was both auditioned and available for the 
members. The guys' next meeting will be January 8 at 2:00 p m at the New York Ex- 
perience Gary Gotham called last week to say Merry Christmas and say it's freezing 
there However, Gary did say it's warm in the discos with the latest release on ABC by 
the Isaac Hayes Movement. They have a great dance record out entitled "Disco Con- 
nection" Lowell Fulson has just released his first single for Granite Records. The 
title is "Do You Love Me,” while an LP. "The Or Blues Singer,” is being readied for a 
January release. Some of Fulson's previous writing credits include B.B. King’s 
theme. “Every Day I Have The Blues." Lloyd Glenn’s "Blue Shadows" and his own re- 
cording of Reconsider Baby’ Nashboro Records out of Nashville has some new 
distributors across the country In Southern California. Record Merchandising will be 
the representative. In Chicago and Milwaukee markets the John O’Brien distributor 
has been assigned The Cleveland area has been given to Action Music Sales. These 
three companies will handle all Nashboro labels including Creed, Kenwood, Ernie’s, 
Abet, Excello, Mankind, and Nasco as well as Nashboro. 

"Free Ride" is a monster and Tavares keeps picking up awards left and right. 
Recently the guys were honored by the city of Boston for participating in the city's 
Toys for Tots drive Not only were the guys honored by Mayor Kevin White but Mr & 
Mrs Tavares were also honored The Memphis Horns will have a debut LP coming out 
on RCA and none other than Booker T. will be the producer. Booker, synonymous 
with the Memphis sound, currently has the guys in the studios in Nashville and the 
upcoming LP is due in February Booker T. and the MGs were the rhythm section 
for the Mar-Keys, a group formed by the Horn's co-leaders Wayne Jackson and 
Andrew Love in the early "60s. Their golden oldie of the past was "Last Night.” Other 
top artists they have backed on LPs include Aretha Franklin, Elvis Presley, Al Green 
and Otis Redding. The group has toured with Stephen Stills, The Doobie Brothers and 
Rod Stewart and the Faces. The Horns consist of Wayne Jackson on trumpet Andrew 
Love on say James Mitchell, sax. Jack Hale, trombone, and Lewis Collins, sax. The 
rhythm section is Bobby Manuel and Michael Toles, guitars. Errol Thomas, bass, 
Lester Snell, keyboards, and Willie Hall, drums. 

Even though many artists are taking it easy during the holidays, one group is not 
Sister Sledge on Atlantic go to school during most of the year so the girls will be 
headlining the Playboy Club in Great Gorge around the first of the year Have to 
make a correction from last week regarding Gene Russell. His new label is Aquarican 
Records. Sorry, Gene 

Snuff Garrett is set to produce the next 5th Dimension LP. It will be entitled "Home 
Cookin' " This will be the first LP for the newly re-formed 5th The group now includes 
original members Florence LaRue Gordon, Ron Townson, Lamonte McLemore and 
new members Danny Beard and Marjorie Barnes. Gladys Knight has so many hits in 
the U S it's getting hard to keep up with them Now Gladys has a hit in England "Part- 
Time Love" is killing the charts over there ABC Records has two of the hottest new 

singles on the charts with "You're Fooling You by the Dramatics and “Sweet Thing” 
by Rufus featuring Chaka Khan. Both have definite #1 written all over them Happy 
New Year that's soul 


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YULETIDE SPIRIT — The Sylvers are shown above after performing for the students 
of St Mary's Academy and Regina Caeii School as part of KDAY's Los Angeles 
Christmas Toy Drive Contest. St. Mary's and Regina Caeii students tied in collecting 
the most toys for needy children By winning they were rewarded with a concert by 
the Sylvers. The Sylvers are hot on the charts with "Boogie Fever,” and have just re- 
leased a new LP entitled "Showcase." 


CTI Promo Push Set By Motown 


HOLLYWOOD — Motown Record 
Corporation has set the machinery in mo- 
tion toward an extensive promotion cam- 
paign for the coinciding release of CTI 
albums this month by George Benson. 
Hank Crawford. Hubert Laws. Idris 
Muhammad, and a repackage of various 
CTI artists. According to executive vice 
president Barney Ales, Motown is "de- 
termined to push this package of albums 
high on all charts across-the-board ” 
Ales credited Motown s sales and pro- 
motion forces with having done "a great 
job making CTI product acceptable at all 
levels in the marketplace," and feels the 
timing is now right to make jazz an ac- 
ceptable medium of music for the entire 
population 

The label is also planning release of 
new singles from Esther Phillips’ "Esther 
Phillips w/Beck" and Grover Wash- 
ingtons "Feels So Good" albums this 
month 

With respect to the current litigation 


between CTI and Motown. Motown was, 
to its surprise, served earlier this week 
with a summons and complaint. 

According to Ralph Seltzer, vice presi- 
dent of corporate affairs, Motown has re- 
tained the firm of Abies. Clark and 
Osterberg (Bob Osterberg) to represent 
them in connection with the complaint. 

"We deny all allegations on the part of 
CTI that we have breached the agree- 
ment in any way and we will be shortly 
pursuing our full legal remedies against 
CTI and probably others in court 

"We were shocked by the suit We con- 
sider that we have done an excellent job 
with the CTI product and we think that 
the position taken by CTI is totally un- 
justified and we intend to prove same in 
court 

"We hope to shortly move for a com- 
plete dismissal of all claims contained in 
the complaint filed by CTI against 
Motown," Seltzer concluded 



RUNAWAY HIT - Singer David Ruffin (center) goes over the score of his current hit, 
"Walk Away From Love" with Charles Kipps (left) who wrote the song, and Van 
McCoy, who produced the record Ruffin was rehearsing for a special guest ap- 
pearance with McCoy and his 32-piece Soul City Symphony "Walk Away From Love" 
from Ruffin's "Who Am I” LP on Motown Records, is currently #10 on the Cash Box 
pop singles chart. 


Gladys Knight 
In Film Debut 

HOLLYWOOD — Gladys Knight has 
been set for her motion picture debut in 
"Pipe Dreams," to film in Alaska in early 
1976 

The independent production, termed 
an "adventure love story," is being shot 
by LGN-Verona-California Cinema 

A first unit has begun filming back- 
ground photography at pipeline loca- 
tions near Valdez, 100 miles from 
Anchorage Steve Verona, whose credits 
include "The Lords of Flatbush,” will 
direct from the screenplay based on his 
original story 

Casting is not yet complete for the 
male star to play opposite Ms Knight in 
the PG movie The plot centers around a 
pilot gone to Alaska to fly because he 
couldn't find a job in the U S His wife re- 
luctantly joins him, and the couple en- 
counter resistance from the environment 
as well as from the other characters. 

Ms Knight and The Pips will provide 
the musical score to be released as an 
album on Buddah Ms. Knight is taking 
three months off the group's concert tour 
schedule to do the film, which is 
scheduled for release late this year 

Interiors will be filmed in Hollywood 
upon completion of the location work 
which will be limited by the four hours of 
daylight and intense cold during the 
winter months. 


Crusaders Move 
Office Location 

HOLLYWOOD — The Crusaders have 
moved to offices to accommodate in- 
creased activities in publishing, through 
their Four Knights Music Corp . and pro- 
duction. via Crusaders Productions. The 
move also will enable the ABC recording 
group to activate their management 
wing, which has been dormant Principal 
in the Crusaders are Stix Hooper, Wilton 
Felder, Joe Sample and Wayne Hen- 
derson Their new business location is 
6000 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, 
CA 

The Crusaders just completed a year 
of extensive touring, performing at 70 
concerts, including their tour with the 
Rolling Stones from January to August. 
The group now is preparing an album to 
follow their current "Chain Reaction." 

Amherst Sets 
Gangster Promo 

LOS ANGELES - Leonard Silver, presi- 
dent of Amherst Records, has an- 
nounced plans for a promotional cam- 
paign in support of the Chicago 
Gangsters first album for Gold Plate 
Records. "Blind Over You ” 

"I Choose You." was written by Willie 
Hutch and is from the album; it has been 
edited for release as a single Posters 
and T-shirts have been shipped to Am- 
herst's distributors. 


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1 WALK AWAY FROM LOVE 

David Ruffin (Motown M 1376FA) 

2 LOVE ROLLERCOASTER 

Oh io PI ayers ( M ercu ry 436) 

3 WAKE UP EVERYBODY 

Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes 
(Phila. Int'l. ZS 8-3579) 

4 LOVE MACHINE 

The Miracles (Tamla T 54262F) 

SING A SONG 

Earth. Wind 8 Fire (Columbia 3-10251) 

I LOVE MUSIC 

O’Jays (Phila Int'l. ZS8-3577) 

FULL OF FIRE 

Al Green (Hi SN 2300) 

LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY 

Donna Summer (Oasis 401 ) 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN 

The Staple Singers (Curtom CMS 0109) 

DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’RE 
GOING TO (THEME FROM 
MAHOGANY) 

Diana Ross (Motown M 1 377-F) 

THAT’S THE WAY I LIKE IT 

KC 8 The Sunshine Band (T.K. 1015) 

YOU SEXY THING 

Hot Chocolate I Big Tree 16047) 

TURNING POINT 

Tyrone Davis (Dakar DK 4550) 

WHAT’S COME OVER ME 

Margie Joseph 8 Blue Magic (Atco 7030) 

ONCE YOU HIT THE ROAD 

Dionne Warwick l WB 8154) 

MAKE LOVE TO YOUR MIND 

Bill Withers (Columbia 3-1 0255) 

PART TIME LOVE 

Gladys Knight 8 The Pips 'Buddah BDA 513) 

THEME FROM S.W.A.T. 

Rhythm Heritage (ABC 12135) 

FLY, ROBIN, FLY 

Silver Convention (Midland Inti 10339) 

WE GOT TO GET OUR THING 
TOGETHER 

The Dells (Mercury 73723) 

FREE RIDE 

Tavares (Capitol P-4184) 

SLIP AND DO IT 

Betty Wright (Alston 3718) 

LET’S DO THE LATIN HUSTLE 

Eddie Drennon 8B BS Unlimited 
(Friends 8 Co. T-124) 

GOING DOWN SLOWLY 

The Pointer Sisters (ABC/Blue Thumb BTA 268) 

LOVE OR LEAVE 

Spinners (Atlantic 45-3309) 

INSEPARABLE 

Natalie Cole (Capitol P4193) 

EVERY BEAT OF MY HEART 

Crown Heights Affair (DeLite DEP 1 575) ( Dist: Pip) 

NURSERY RHYMES (PART I) 

People s Choice (TSOPZS 8-4773) 

WHERE THERE’S A WILL 
THERE’S A WAY 

Bobby Womack (United Artists U A XW 735-Y) 

VALENTINE LOVE 

Norman Connors (Buddah 499) 

THE BEST PART OF A MAN 

Wilson Pickett (Wicked Records 8101 ) 

FUNKY WEEKEND 

Stylistics (Avco 4661 ) 

WE RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK 

South Shore Commission (Wand W 1 1 291 ) 

SHAME ON THE WORLD 

Main Ingredient (RCA 1 0431 ) 

CHANGES (MAKES YOU WANT 
TO HUSTLE) 

Donald Byrd l United Artists 726) 


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(ARE YOU READY) DO THE BUS 
STOP 

The Fatback Band (Event EV 277) 

SCHOOL BOY CRUSH 

Average White Band (Atlantic 45-3304) 

I DON’T WANT TO LEAVE YOU 

Debbie Taylor (Arista AS 144) 

QUIET STORM 

Smokey Robinson (Tamla T 5426-F A) 

LOVING POWER 

Impressions (Curtom CBS 0110) 

FOR THE LOVE OF YOU (PART 
1 & 2) 

Isley Brothers (T-NeckZS 8-2259) 

HOLD BACK THE NIGHT 

The Trammps (Buddah BDA 507) 

HOT (I NEED TO BE LOVED, 
LOVED, LOVED, LOVED) 

James Brown (Polydor 14301) 

I DESTROYED YOUR LOVE - 
PARTI 

Special Delivery (Mainstream MRL5573) 

IT’S ALRIGHT (THIS FEELING) 

Notations'Gemigo Records GMS 0503) 

SWEET LOVE 

Commodores (Motown 1381) 

HAPPY 

Eddie Kendricks (Tamla T 54236F A) 

PUTTIN’ IT DOWN TO YOU 

Jackie Moore (Kayvette 51 24) 

CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL 

Kool 8 The Gang (DeLite DEP 1573) (Dist: Pip) 

DISCO SAX 

Houston Person (20th Century WT 5015) 

I GOT OVER LOVE 

Major Harris (Atlantic 45-3303) 

I’M NEEDING YOU, WANTING 
YOU 

Chuck Jackson (All Platinum 2360A) 

LET THE MUSIC PLAY 

Barry White (20th Century 2265) 

SWEET THING 

Rufus featuring Chaka Khan (ABC 1 2149) 

SOUL TRAIN 75 

Soul Train Gang (RCA SB 10400) 

BABY FACE 

The Wing And A Prayer Fife And Drum Corps 
( Wina & A Prayer Record Co HS 103) (Dist Atl.) 

THE SOUL CITY WALK 

Archie Bell 8 The Drells (TSOP 8-4774) 

I NEED YOU, YOU NEED ME 

Joe Simon (Spring SPR 163) 

IT’S TOO LATE 

Johnny Guitar Watson iFantasy F 752 A-M) 

GIVE ME YOUR HEART 

Bloodstone (London 5N-1062) 

YOU 

HONEY 1 


12/27 


Aretha Franklin (Atlantic 331 1 ) 


George McCraeiT K 1016) 

GOLDEN YEARS 

David Bowie (RCA 10441 ) 

I’M IN HEAVEN 

Touch Of Class (Midland Int'l MB 10393) 

BABY IT’S YOU 

Masqueraders (Hot Buttered Soul 12141) 

HOLLYWOOD HOT 

The Eleventh Hour (20th Century 2215) 


22 


61 


63 


59 


60 


87 


67 THE ZIP 

37 MFSB (Phila. Int'l ZS 8-3578) 44 

ALPHABETIZED TOP 100 R&B (INCLUDING PUBLISHERS AND 


LOW RIDER 

War (United Artists XW 706-Y) 

I’LL CARE FOR YOU 

Jimmy Briscoe 8 The Little Beavers 
(Pi Kappa PK 700A) 

SUNNY 

Yambu (MontunoGDJ-8003) (Dist: Pip) 

HIGHER AND HIGHER 

Martha Reeves (Arista AS 0160) 

YOU’RE FOOLIN’ YOU 

Dramatics (ABC 1 2150) 

HOW HIGH THE MOON 

Gloria Gaynor (MGM Ml 4838) 

I HAD A LOVE 

Ben E. King I Atlantic 3308) 

TONIGHT’S THE NIGHT 

S S O (Shadybrook 19) 

IN LOVE FOREVER 

Wh ispers ( Sou I Trai n 1 0430 ) 

ALWAYS THERE 

Ronnie Laws ( Blue Note BN XW738 Y) 

I WANT TO DANCE WITH YOU 
(DANCE WITH ME) 

Ritchie Family (20th Century TC 2252) 

AFRODESIA 

Lonnie Smith (Groove Merchant GM 1034) (Dist' Pip) 

LADY BUMP 

Penny McClean (Atco 7038) 

A CHANCE FOR PEACE 

Lonnie Liston Smith 8 The Cosmic Echoes 
( Flying Dutchman DB 1 0392) 

BOOGIE FEVER 

Svlvers (Capitol 4179) 

LOVE STEALING 

Bobbv Sheen (Chelsea CH 3034) 

JUST YOUR FOOL 

Leon Haywood (20th Century TC 226) 

LELOLI 

Sly Stone (Epic 8-50175) 

DON’T LET ME BE LONELY 
TONIGHT 

Nancy Wilson (Capitol 4189) 

(WHAT’S THE NAME OF THIS 
FUNK) SPIDERMAN 

Ramsev Lewis (Columbia 3-10235) 

FATHER FATHER 

Kool And The Gang ( DeLite DEP 1 563) 

THE DEVIL IS DOING HIS WORK 

Chi-Lites ( Brunswick 55525) 

HANG UP YOUR HANG UPS 

Herbie Hancock (Columbia 3-10239) 

HERE I AM AGAIN 

Denise LaSalle (20th Century WT 5008) 

BAD LUCK 

Atlanta Disco Band ( Ariola America 761 1 ) 

SAGGITARIAN AFFAIR 

Ronnie McNeir (Prodigal PLP0620F) 

I FEEL SO GOOD AGAIN 

Moments (Stang ST-5064B) 

FUNNY HOW TIME SLIPS AWAY 

Arthur Prysock (Old Town Records 108) 

ROCK YOUR BABY 

KC8The Sunshine BandlT K. 1018) 

YOU OUGHTA BE HERE 

Eleanor Grant (Columbia 3-1 0268) 

THAT OLD BLACK MAGIC 

The Softones (Avco AV-4663) 

LADY, LADY, LADY 

Booqie Man Orchestra (Boogie Man 226) 

GIMME SOME (OF YOUR LOVE) 

Norma Jenkins ( Desert Moon DM-6400) 


90 


58 


A Chance For Peace (Cosmic Echoes — BM I ) . . . , 81 

Afrodesia (N Y Times — BMI) 79 

Always There (Fizz/ At Home — ASCAP) 77 

(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop (Clita — BMI). .36 

Baby Face (WB — ASCAP) 56 

Baby It s You (Dolfi/U A — ASCAP) 65 

Bad Luck (Blackwood — BMI) 92 

Boogie Fever (Perren-Vibes/Bull Pen — BMI . . . 82 
Caribbean Festival (Delightful/Gang — BMI) . . .49 

Change (Alruby — ASCAP) 35 

Disco Sax (Bridgeport/Jibara — BMI) 50 

Don't Let Me (Country Road/Blackwood — BMI) . 86 

Every Beat Of My Heart (Delightful — BMI) 27 

Father Father (Delightful/Gang — BMI) 88 

Fly Robin Fly (Midsong — ASCAP) 19 

For The Love Of You (Bovina — ASCAP) 41 

Free Ride (Silver Steed — BMI) 21 

Full Of Fire ( Jec 8 Al Green — BMI) 7 

Funky Weekend (Avco Embassy — ASCAP) 32 

Funny How Time (Tree — BMI) 95 

Gimme Some (Of Your Love) (Desert Moon/ 

Wesaline — BMI) 100 

Give Me Your Heart (Crystal Jukebox, — BMI) . ... 60 
Going Down Slowly (Warner-Tamerlane/ 

Marsaint — BMI) 24 

Golden Years (Bewlay/Chrysalis/ 

Main Man -ASCAP) 63 


Hang Up Your Hang (Hancock — BMI) 90 

Happy ( Jobete — ASCAP/Stone Diamond 

-BMI) 47 

Here I Am Again (Ordera/Bridgeport — BMI) ... 91 
Higher And Higher (Warner/Tamerlane — BMI) . 71 

Hold Back (Golden Fleece/Mured — BMI) 42 

Hollywood Hot (Heart s Delight — BMI) 66 

Honey 1 (Sherlyn — BMI) 62 

Hot (Dynatone/Belinda/Unichappell — BMI) 43 

How High The Moon (Chappell — ASCAP) 73 

I Destroyed Your (Van McCoy/ Brent — BMI) 44 

I Don't Want To (Diversified — ASCAP) 38 

I Feel So Good Again (Gambi — BMI) 94 

I Got Over (Wi mot/Sacred Pen — BMI) 51 

I Had A Love (Nick-O-Vel — ASCAP) 74 

I II Care For You (Wanderik — BMI) 69 

I Love Music (Mighty Three — BMI) 6 

I'm In Heaven (Diagonal/Steals Bros. — BMI) . . . 64 

I'm Needing You (Gambi — BMI) 52 

I Need You. You Need Me (Pee Wee - BMI) 58 
In Love Forever (Spectrum VII —ASCAP) 76 

Inseparable ( Jay's/Chappell — ASCAP) 26 

It's Alright (This Feeling) (Jay's Ent./ 

Chappell — ASCAP) 45 

It's Too Late (Jowat — BMI) 59 

I WantTo Dance (Can't Stop— BMI) 78 

Just Your Fool ( Jim-Edd — BMI ) 84 

Lady Bump (Al Gallico — BMI) 80 

Lady. Lady. Lady (Denture Whistle — BMI) 99 


Le Lo Li (Stone Flower — BMI) 85 

Let The Music Play (Sa-Vette/January— BMI) ... 53 

Let's Do It Again (Warner-Tamerlane — BMI) 9 

Let s Do The Latin Hustle (Damit — BMI) 23 

Love Machine (Jobete/Grimora — ASCAP) 4 

Love Or Leave (Mighty Three — BMI) 25 

Love Rollercoaster (Sutra — BMI) 2 

Love Stealing (Stone Diamond — BMI) 83 

Love To Love (Sunday/Cafe Amer — ASCAP) .... 8 
Loving Power (Jay's Enterprises/ 

Chappell — ASCAP) 40 

Low Rider (Far Out — ASCAP) 68 

Make Love To Your (Golden Withers — BMI) 16 

Nursery Rhymes (Part 1) (Mighty Three — BMI) . 28 
Once You Hit (Mighty Three/Sacred Pen - BMI). 15 
Part Time Love (Kipahula — ASCAP) 17 

Puttin' It Down To You (Colgems — ASCAP) 48 

Quiet Storm (Bertam — ASCAP) 39 

Rock Your Baby (Sherlyn — BMI) 96 

Saggitarian Affair (Crishelle/Mac West — BMI) . 93 

School Boy Crush (Average — BMI) 37 

Shame On The World ( Incredible/ 

Proud T u nes — BMI) 34 

Sing A Song (Saggifire — BMI) 5 

Slip And Do It (Cachand — BMI) 22 

Soul Train '75 (Spectrum VI I— ASCAP) 55 

Sunny (Portable 8 MRC — BMI ) 70 

Sweet Love (Jobete/Commodores — ASCAP) ... 46 
Sweet Thing (American Broadcasting — 


ASCAP) 

That Old Black Magic (Famous — ASCAP) — 

That'sThe Way (Sherlyn — BMI) 

The Best Part (Sherlyn — BMI) 

The Devil Is Doing (Julio-Brian — BMI) 

Theme From Mahogany (Jobete — ASCAP/ 

Screen Gems/Columbia — BMI) 

Theme From SWA T (Spellgold — BMI) 

The Soul City Walk (Mighty Three — BMI) 

The Zip (Mighty Three — BMI) 

Tonight'sThe Night (Screen Gems/ 

Col. — BMI) 

Turning Point ( Julio-Brian/Content — BMI) 

Valentine Love l Electrocord — ASCAP) 

Wake Up Everybody (Mighty Three — BMI) 
WalkAway From Love (Charles Kipps —BMI) 

We Got To Get (Groovesville — BMI) 

We re On The Right Track (Nickel Shoe/ 

Six Strings — BMI) 

What's Come Over Me (W I M O T — BMI) 
(What's The Name Of This Funk) Spiderman 

(Eiber/Pamoja — BMI) 

Where There’s A Will (Chartwell — BMI) 

You (Jay's Enterprises/Chappell — ASCAP). 

You Oughta Be Here (Tree — BMI) 

You're Foolin' You (Groovesville — BMI) 

You Sexy Thing (Finchley — ASCAP) 


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FAMILY REUNION 


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IS IT SOMETHING 1 SAID 



The O'Jays (Phila Int'l PZ 33807) 

1 


Richard Pryor (Warner Bros MS 2227) 

28 

2 

GRATITUDE 


27 

MAN-CHILD 



Earth. Wind 8 Fire (Columbia PG 33694) 

2 


Herbie Hancock (Columbia PC 338 1 2) 

25 

3 

WAKE UP EVERYBODY 


28 

AL GREEN IS LOVE 



Harold Melvin & The Bluenotes 



(Hi SHL 32092) (Dist: London) 

27 


(Phila Inti PZ 33808) 

3 

29 

THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA 


4 

LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY 



(Salsoul Records SZS 5501) 

32 


Donna Summer (Oasis OCLP 5003) 


30 

RATTLESNAKE 



(Dist Casablanca) 

5 


Ohio Players (Westbound W-21 1 ) 

40 

5 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN/ORIGINAL 


31 

LUCILLE TALKS BACK 



SOUNDTRACK 



B B King (ABC ABCD898) 

31 


Staple SingerslCurtom CU 5005) 

4 

32 

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING 


6 

FEELS SO GOOD 



Jimi Hendrix (Warner Bros MS 2229) 

33 


Grover Washington. Jr (Kudu KU 24) 

7 

33 

TRACK OF THE CAT 


7 

DRAMA V 



Dionne Warwick (Warner Bros BS 2893) 

44 


The Dramatics (ABC ABCD 916) 

8 

34 

WHEN LOVE IS NEW 


8 

RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA 


Billy Paul (Phila Int i PZ 338 43) 

45 


KHAN 


35 

SUPERSOUND 



(ABC ABCD 909) 

1 1 


Jimmy Castor Bunch Featuring The 


9 

MOVIN’ ON 



Everything Man (Atlantic SD 1 81 50) 

36 


Commodores (Motown M6-848S1 ) 

9 

36 

CITY OF ANGELS 


10 

MAKING MUSIC 



Miracles (Tamla T6-339S1 ) 

38 


Bill Withers (Columbia PC 33704) 

10 

37 

SHAME ON THE WORLD 


11 

WHO AM 1 



Main Ingredient (RCA APL-1-1003) 

39 


David Ruffin ( Motown M6-849-S1 ) 

12 

38 

YOU GOTTA WASH YOUR ASS 


12 

HONEY 



Redd Foxx (AtlanticSD 18157) 

46 


Ohio Players (Mercury SRM 1-1038) 

6 

39 

HOT CHOCOLATE 


13 

SPINNERS LIVE 



(Big Tree BT 89512) 

42 


Spinners (Atlantic SO 2-910) 

19 

40 

DANCE YOUR TROUBLES 


14 

YOU 



AWAY 



Aretha Franklin (Atlantic SD 181 51 ) 

15 


Archie Bell & The Drells (TSOP PZ 33844) 

41 

15 

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND 


41 

DON CORNELIUS PRESENTS 



(T K 603) 

14 


THE SOUL TRAIN GANG 


16 

HOUSE PARTY 



Soul T rain Gang (Soul Train BVL 1-1287) 



Temptations (Gordy G6-97381 ) 

13 


(Dist: RCA) 

43 

17 

2ND ANNIVERSARY 


42 

BARRY WHITE’S GREATEST 



Gladys Knight 8 The Pips 



HITS 



(Buddah BDS 5639) 

16 


(20th Century 493) 

29 

18 

SAVE ME 


43 

MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE 



Silver Convention 



Love Unlimited Orchestra 



(Midland Int'l BKL 1-1129) 

17 


(20th Century T-480) 

— 

19 

PLACES AND SPACES 


44 

COKE 



Donald Byrd (Blue Note BNLA 549-G) 



Coke Escovido (Mercury SRM 1-1041) 

49 


( Dist UA) 

20 







45 

SAFETY ZONE 


20 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM 



Bobby Womack (U A LA 544-G) 

37 


MFSB 1 Phila Int'l PZ 33845) 

21 







46 

KICKIN' 


21 

CITY LIFE 



The Mighty Clouds Of Joy 



The Blackbyrds (Fantasy F-9490) 

23 


(ABC ABCD 899) 

50 

22 

PICK OF THE LITTER 


47 

NEW YORK CONNECTION 



Spinners (Atlantic SD 18141) 

18 


Tom Scott (Ode SP 77033) 


23 

MAHOGANY 


48 

FANCY DANCER 



Original Soundtrack (Motown M6-858S1 ) 

26 


Bobbi Humphrey (Blue Note BNLA 550-G) 


24 

INSEPARABLE 



(Dist: UA) 

30 


Natalie Cole (Capitol ST 11429) 

22 

49 

BOHANNON 


25 

JOURNEY TO LOVE 



Dakar (DK 76917) 

— 


Stanley Clarke (Nemperor NE 433) 


50 

FREE TO BE MYSELF 



(Dist- Atlantic) 

24 


Edwin Starr (Granite GS 1005) 

48 


R&B/additons to the radio playlists 


WWRL - NEW YORK* 

Theme From SWAT — Rhythm Heritage — ABC 
I WantThe World To Know — Best Of Both Worlds — 
Cal I a 

Valentine Love — Norman Connors — Buddah 
I Wanna Make Love To You — Jimmy Norman — 
Buddah 

Do What You Feel — The Rimshots — All Platinum 
Flip And Do It - Betty Wright —Alston 
as of 12/22/75 

KDAY - LOS ANGELES 

Walk Away From Love -David Ruffin 

Sing A Song — Earth, Wind & Fire 

Mahogany — Diana Ross 

18 To 7 — Sweet Thing — Rufus 

Extra To 26 — You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate 

WCHB - DETROIT 

I Love Music — O Jays 
Love Machine — Miracles 
Sing A Song — Earth, Wind 8 Fire 
Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summer 
Turning Point — Tyrone Davis 
1 5 To 10 - Every Beat Of My Heart — Crown Heiqhts 
Affair 

24 To 8 — You're Fooling You — Dramatics 

18 To 14 — I Destroyed Your Love — Special Delivery 

KCOH - HOUSTON 

Turning Point — Tyrone Davis 
Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin 
You Sexy Thing — Hot Chocolate 
Sing A Song — Earth, Wind 8 Fire 
Love Rollercoaster — Ohio Players 

WUFO - BUFFALO 

Wake Up Everybody — Harold Melvin 8 Bluenotes 

Sing A Song — Earth. Wind 8 Fire 

I Love Music — O'Jays 

Love Machine — Miracles 

That's The Way — KC 8 Sunshine 

I Destroyed Your Love 

Spiderman 

Shame Of The Worl d 

Boogie Fever 


WCKO - FT LAUDERDALE 

Walk Away From Love - David Ruffin 
Hold Back The Night — Trammps 
I Don't Want To Leave You — Debbie Taylor 
Every Beat Of My Heart — Crown Heights 
30 To 1 5 — Sweet Love — Commodores 
20 To 13 — Love Stealing — Bobby Sheen 

WBMX - CHICAGO 

Love To Love You Baby — Donna Summer 

Turning Point —Tyrone Davis 

Sing A Song — Earth , Wind 8 Fire 

Funky Weekdend - Hot 

Walk Away From Love — Hot 

Make Love To Your Mind -Hot 

I Love M usic — Hot 

KYAC - SEATTLE 

Let s Do It Again - Staple Singers 
Love Machine — Miracles 
Fly. Robin, Fly — Silver Convention 
Magohany — Diana Ross 
That’sTheWay — KC8Sunshine 
I Love Music — O'Jays 

KATZ - ST LOUIS 

Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin 
I Love Music — O'Jays 
Makin' Love To Your Mind — B Withers 
1 3 To 5 — Wake Up Everybody Harold Melvin 8 
Bluenotes 

24 To 19 — Funky Weekend —Stylistics 
26 To 20 — You're Fooling You — Dramatics 
Extra To 23 — Sweet Thing — Chaka Khan 8 Rufus 

WDIA - MEMPHIS 

I Destroyed Your Love — Special Delivery 

Sing A Song — Earth. Wind 8 Fire 

Wake Up Everybody — Harold Melvin 8 Bluenotes 

Walk Away From Love — David Ruffin 

Love Rollercoaster — Ohio Players 

35 To 24 - Shome On The World — Main Ingredient 

Extra To 25 — Loving Power — Impressions 

Extra To 22 — Love Or Leave — Spinners 

ExtraTo 23 — You're Fooling You — Dramatics 


soul waves 

Reflections On Black Music ’75 


Keith Adams, p d at KDIA said that he saw 75 as an erosion of good black music. Dis- 
co music was big; however. I think a lot of fine artists turned in the wrong direction 
1975 wasn't as good musically as 74 Stevie Wonder and Marvin Gaye didn't do 
anything Not saying that there wasn't any good music, to me it was a poor year for 
good black music Thank God for Earth, Wind & Fire and Gamble & Huff.” 

Don Mac over at KDAY said that the L A market showed again that the people in the 
area are still into mellow sexy records such as those by Major Harris and Donna Sum- 
mer. "Listeners are becoming more liberal in their tastes. Suggestive lyrics were very 
prominent and the listeners seemed unconcerned The disco thing didn't come off — 
people in L A. are still into house parties and concerts ." 

Travis Gardnes, p d. at KCOH, said that there were many fantastic tunes this year 
like "Let's Do It Again' and he was pleased in the variety of black music over years 
past. “It looks like playlists in the future will be extended because people are now 
more into LP cuts. People are buying LPs more and their preference is for the longer 
cutson the air." 

Joe Fisher, p.d. at WCKO, said the disco thing really helped black radio It picked up 
the whole atmosphere and brought many new listeners to black radio The black dis- 
co sounds crossed over to pop charts and stations The disco thing is hard to explain 
— it's strings, the big band sound, but funkier than Barry White." 

Jerry Boulding, p.d. at WCHB, said 75 was the year of many new self-contained 
groups such as Earth, Wind & Fire. “The disco thing was very strong and many of the 
hits crossed over big onto the pop charts. Jazz was more of an influence this year, 
with Ramsey Lewis, Quincy Jones, Blackbyrds and such all having good years. Black- 
FM radio also began to emerge this year " Jerry also said that many black program- 
mers across the country are starting to get the attention they deserve as being top 
communicators. 

Bob Moore at KDKO felt that too many artists got into the same bag "Everything to 
me sounded disco, with the same beat and the same sound Many good records got 
passed over To me. all disco makes your sound monotonous after a while. Some of 
the bigger artists of the past didn't have a great year, but in the interim several new 
faces seem to be emerging, such as The Impressions, Staple Singers and Norman 
Connors.” 

Cortez Thompson, WOL, Washington, D C - "Personally, the one record I liked 
best this year was Get Down Tonight.' but in termsof sales. I understand The Hustle' 
was a greater success, and also a great favorite of mine Other records I found to be 
important were 'Shinin’ Star,' Fire' and Fight The Power.' The Isley Brothers are so 
consistent, being around for 20 years and still making hit records 
“This was the year that female artists came into their own: Millie Jackson, Gloria 
Gaynor, Donna Summer, Natalie Cole, Freda Payne, Barbara Mason, LaBelle, Betty 
Wright and Jeannie Reynolds all had hits this year The old rule of never playing two 
records by female vocalists back to back was impossible to follow, 

“New artists on the scene put a lot of pressure on programmers We also had 
crossover pressure to contend with David Bowie, Frankie Valli, AWB and Elton John 
put black programmers in a new position, and I feel we ll have even more records by 
white artists going black in the coming year .” 

Cortez noted that while black radio was leaning away from the personality ap- 
proach, white radio was perhaps taking on more of a personality sound recently. He 
also is of the opinion that FM stereo will take over the future of music broadcasting 
Sonny Taylor, WWRL, New York — The popularity of disco music has forced 
record manufacturers to put out records geared to that sound, even if they aren't dis- 
co records as such Orchestration and strings have become increasingly important 
and are a part of the majority of popular black music being played today." 

jess levitt/phil dimauro 


Stevenson To Produce 
‘Adios Amigo’ Film LP 

HOLLYWOOD - Mickey Stevenson has 
been set to produce an album from the 
soundtrack of “Adios Amigo,” a new film 
set in the 1870s starring Fred Williamson 
and Richard Pryor The LP is being made 
in agreement with London Records, 
Atlas Films and Brut Productions 

The score by Lucci de Jesus ties 
together a series of vignettes from the 
comic action film which depicts the ad- 
ventures of two black freed men in the 
New Mexico territory just after the Civil 
War 

Three songs from the album with be 
released as singles. "Adios Amigo” and 
"I Can Make It (With Love)” have lyrics by 
Mickey Stevenson, who has written for 
Martha Reeves and The Vandellas and 
John Nash A third single "Never Turn 
Your Back On A Friend,” carries the 
lyrics of Arthur Hamilton ("Taste Of 
Honey") All three songs are sung by the 
Infernal Machine 

London will release the LP to coincide 
with the "Adios Amigo” Christmas pre- 
miere 


Burning Spear 
Signs To Island 

Trio Hails From Jamaica 

HOLLYWOOD — Burning Spear, one of 
Jamaica's reggae groups, has been 
signed to a world-wide recording con- 
tract (excluding the West Indies) with 
Island Records, according to label presi- 
dent Charley Nuccio 

Burning Spear is a trio built around the 
songs and ghetto poetry of founder/- 
writer Winston Rodney The band has 
had a string of hits in Jamaica, including 
"Marcus Garvey," “Slavery Days” and 
"Tradition," making them one of the most 
influential musical forces on the island. 

Burning Spear's debut Island album, 
called "Marcus Garvey,” was released in 
England last week and promptly jumped 
into the top 20 LPs of 1975 in both the 
Melody Maker and New Musical Ex- 
press' year-end polls. U S release date 
for Spear's albums has been set for Jan 
15 with a single to be culled from the 
album and an American tour to follow 
shortly after. 


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January 3, 1976 


cash box / country news 





Shahan, Rodriguez Part Company 


HOLLYWOOD — Happy Shahan, whose 
personal management has contributed 
to Johnny Rodriguez's success, has an- 
nounced that their management agree- 
ment has been dissolved effective im- 
mediately. 

Although their contract calis for 
several more years before termination. 


Shahan has stated that he has accepted 
Rodriguez's request for release based 
on the exchange of an undisclosed 
amount of money to be paid by 
Rodriguez 

Future management plans for 
Rodriguez have not been made at this 
time. 


Bobby Bare’s Daughter Dies 


TRUCK DRIVIN’ MEN — Shown standing in front of his rig is that truck drivin man. UA 
country artist Dave Dudley, (far left) shown smiling for the camera with (left to right) 
KGBS' Denise Madden; UA promotion s James Heathfield; KGBS Ruthie Abeytia; 
and Ron Martin, program director of KGBS Dudley was in Los Angeles for an ap- 
pearance at the Palomino He also publicized his country-chart-riding UA single. Me 
& Ole C.B." Dudley visited the Los Angeles media complete with his single, his 
newest UA album. Uncommonly Good Country, " and a truck-trailer. 


Country Artist of the Week 

Kenny Starr 


Cari was first stricken at the family's 
Hendersonville, Tennessee home 
Thanksgiving Eve. She spent the rest of 
her life in hospital intensive care units, 
for the first eight days at Madison, Ten- 
nessee Hospital, then at Boston's 
General Hospital, having been flown 
there by the U.S. Air Force. That 
hospital s affiliation with the Harvard 
University Medical School permitted 
Cari to have the benefit of the world's 
finest medical talent and facilities. 

According to family spokesman 
Charlie Williams in Nashville, the disease 
is almost always fatal. Physicians tried to 
keep the child alive through use of a 
special heart-lung machine, the only one 
of its kind in the world, while they em- 
barked on a wide-ranging search for a 
lung donor. The only possible cure 
would be a lung transplant. 

According to Williams numerous ac- 
ceptable donors were found, but no 
next-of-kin would permit removal of the 
organs for transplant purposes. At the 
end of the time in which the heart-lung 
machine could be effective, no tran- 
splant was available, and death was in- 
evitable. 

A year ago. Cari, her father and 
mother, and her two brothers recorded a 
delightful family-fun album for RCA 
Records. Called 'Singin' In The 
Kitchen," it instantly became popular 
and brought about a demand from the 
public for personal appearances by Bob- 
by Bare and his family. During the sum- 
mer of 1975, Cari participated in these 
appearances across the country. 

Cari Bare was a student (10th grade) at 
B.C. Goodpasture Christian Academy in 
Madison, where this year she was a 
freshman homecoming queen attendant. 
During her previous two years she at- 
tended Knox Doss Junior High and was 
also chosen as Homecoming Queen At- 
tendant 

She was also very active in Methodist 
Youth Fellowship (MYF) at the Madison 
Methodist Church, where she was a 
member 

Cari's parents, Bobby and Jeannie 
Bare, were with her in Boston until death 
came 

The funeral was held Monday. Decem- 
ber 22, in Hendersonville. Tenn 


Kenny Starr was born on September 21, 1953 in Topeka, Kansas. Shortly there- 
after, his family moved to Burlingame, Kansas where Starr grew up. His father, 
formerly involved in coal mining and construction industries, is now semi-retired. 
Kenny has an older brother and two older sisters. 

The singer/songwriter/guitarist started his career at the age of five He often went 
to the Veterans of Foreign Wars meeting house near his home in Burlingame. There j 
he would unplug the jukebox and sing for nickles and dimes. By the age of nine Ken- | 
ny was performing in local clubs with his first band, "The Rocking Rebels." That same ! 
year Kenny formed another group called "Kenny and the Imperials" which toured the 
area and brought the young entertainer $10 to $1 5 a night. 

At sixteen Starr turned to country music. He played local gigs with a band called 
"Kenny Starr and The Country Showmen Bob Hampton, a retired Air Force career 
man who also enjoyed writing country songs, took an active interest in Starr’s career. 

He entered Kenny in a talent contest being held by Wichita radio station KFDI En- 
trants were asked to submit a demo. Choosing the Ray Price single. “I Won’t Mention J 
It Again," Kenny was among the 97 hopefuls who entered the competition. The field 
was then narrowed to ten, and Kenny won the competition 

Local concert promoter Hap Peebles happened to see Kenny perform in the 
amateur contest and asked the aspiring artist to perform on an upcoming show with 
Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty in Wichita, Kansas. Singing his good luck Ray Price 
song, Kenny received a standing ovation. After the show, Loretta offered to assist him 
if he came to Nashville. 

To make a long story, short 1 7 year old Kenny beat Loretta's bus back to Nashville 
and was waiting on the office steps on 16th Avenue when she arrived. That was four 
years ago and ever since then Kenny has been the featured singer with the Loretta 
Lynn Show 

During those four years. Kenny has probably traveled over a half million miles with 
the show but never really had anything as far as a hit record was concerned until 
"Blind Man In The Bleachers." He had a couple of records which hit a fast 70 on the 
charts and then were promptly forgotten. The ironic part about "Blind Man in the 
Bleachers” is that about six weeks prior to the record, MCA's president, Mike 
Maitland, called Loretta's office to discuss dropping Kenny from the label's roster. 
Nothing had been happening and MCA was doing theirannual house cleaning. Under 
normal conditions everyone would have understood this action, but for some reason 
or another Kenny had not been in the studio so it was decided it would not be fair to 
drop him without seeing what he could do. so later Kenny was in the studio and re- 
corded "Blind Man in the Bleachers.” 

All of Kenny Starr’s recording for MCA is directed by Snuffy Miller, with exclusive 
booking by United Talent, Inc. 


NASHVILLE — Fifteen-year-old Cari 
Jean Bare, daughter of RCA recording 
star Bobby Bare, died December 19 at 
Massachusetts General Hospital in 
Boston. Cause of death was an extreme- 
ly rare affliction called Adult Respiratory 
Distress Syndrome It basically amounts 
to a complete failure of the lungs 


Harlan Howard 
For London Trip 

NASHVILLE — Award winning country 
music songwriter Harlan Howard will de- 
part Nashville for London in mid-January 
for his first visit to England and its music 
community. 

In discussing the trip, Howard said. 
"I'm looking forward to the visit, and am 
very anxious to hear what's happening in 
England Traveling has always inspired 
me, and I feel I can count on coming 
back with new dimensions in my own 
writing." 

With over 3,000 songs to his credit, 
Howard is well known in Country Music 
circles for his many hits including 
"Heartaches By The Number," I Fall To 
Pieces." "Too Many Rivers," "Busted," 
Tiger By The Tail" and "Pick Me Up On 
Your Way Down " 


THE KILLER — Jerry Lee Lewis - "The 
Killer” — and his producer, Charlie Fach 
go to work on recent recording session 
put together at Nashville Sound Shop 
Studios. 


January 3, 1976 


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cmshbox/ country roundup 


1 Tanya Tucker says, “Don’t Believe My 
Heart Can Stand Another You." 

Songwriter Ben Peters, co-writer of the 
| CMA single of the year, "Before The 
Next Teardrop Falls," also wrote the #1 
and #3 song on Cash Box’s 11-29-75 
i country chart. The songs. “All Over Me 
and “Love Put A Song In My Heart." are 
by Charlie Rich and Johnny Rodriguez. 
Ben was also writer of the Grammy- 
winning "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" 
and many other hits over the past few 
years. The one gospel song he wrote, 
“Let Me Live," won a Grammy for Charlie 
Pride for best gospel performance. 
Another song from the pen of Ben 
, Peters was Lynn Anderson's first #1 re- 
| cord, called “That's A No No." 

Little Richie Johnson has reopened 
! Chuckie Records along with Little Richie 
Records Company. Both labels were 
opened several years ago to help smaller 
artists get a label The first artist to be re- 
leased is Patty Gallagher with her new 
album next month. Sounds of Music will 
dothe distribution. 

World Artists Pictures has just accept- 
ed two of Jacky Ward’s compositions for 
a new comedy movie that will be filmed 
in the spring of 76, Jacky will also be 
part-time actor in another movie that will 
be filmed in Texas (his home state) this 
summer. In this flick he will play the part 
of a country music singer. 

The Oak Ridge Boys left Nashville Dec. 
1 for their 5th annual tour of the Scan- 
dinavian countries. The Oaks are sched- 
uled to do 13 concerts and one TV show 
in 14 days. They will be returning Dec. 
15 . 

Capitol recording artist Linda Har- 
grove, has completed a tour of 12 major 
cities promoting her new single, "Love 
Was (Once Around The Dance Floor)" 
and the Olivia Newton-John single "Let It 
Shine” which she penned. 

The Ozark Mountain Daredevils came 
off their respective midwest farms to re- 
sume a concert tour Nov. 20 at Stevens 
College in Columbia, Mo. In all, the A&M 
Records group will play at least 19 con- 
certs the remainder of the year, booked 
by Fred Bohlander of Monterey Pen- 
insula Agency in Carmel, California. 
Managers Stan Plesser and Paul Peter- 
son have also lined up an April-May con- 
cert tour of Europe for the Daredevils 
and the group will spend January 5-15 
recording in Nashville. Their current LP 
release is titled The Car Over The 
Lake ." 

Kris Kristofferson has agreed to co- 
star in Warner Brothers' motion picture 
remake of “A Star Is Born" with Barbra 
Streisand. The Jon Peters production 
will begin filming in January in Los 
Angeles. Currently, Kristofferson is in 
London co-starring in the film adaptation 
of the novella "A Sailor Who Fell From 
Grace With The Sea" with Jan Michael 
Vincent. "A Star Is Born" will be Kris' 
seventh motion picture role. Four 
Kristofferson albums are gold: "Me And 
Bobby McGee." "Jesus Was A 
Capricorn,” “Border Lord" and “The 
Silver-Tongued Devil And I.” 

Music Mill Records, Nashville's 
newest independent label, has signed 
John Wesley Ryles. The young singer is 
best remembered for his Columbia hit 
“Kay ” Ryles will be produced by in- 
dependent producer Johnny Morris, who 
also produces Narvel Felts and Guy 
Shannon. Ryles' first single for the label 
is “Tell It Like It Is" the old Aaron Neville 
classic, which will be shipped im- 
mediately 

The Blackwood Singers have just been 
signed to perform two big days, Aug. 31 
and Sept. 1, 76 at the South Dakota 
State Fair in Huron, South Dakota. The 
Blackwood Singers have performed in 
over 500 major fairs and 30 state fairs. 

Sound Shop president Craig Deitsch- 


mann has been selected as the audio an- 
nouncer on a series of six TV com- 
mercials for Holiday Inns, which are 
scheduled to begin airing in January. 
Original musical scores for the spots 
were written by John Curtis Meyer, who 
is a member of Sound Shop's creative 
writing staff. 

Warner Brothers recording artist Paul 
Kelly has been picked as the lead singer 
and co-producer on a series of com- 
mercials for Louisiana Hot Sauce. Ads 
were recorded Dec. 4 at Sound Shop 
Studios in Nashville. 

Jon Shulenberger, creative director at 
Nashville's Sound Shop Studios, has just 
received word that spots he wrote and 
produced for Ouachita National Bank 
have won first place in a Dallas advertis- 
ing competition Entertainer Ed Bruce 
had the honors of being lead vocalist on 
the commercials. 

Nancy and Jon Fricke have named 
their little girl Heather Renee. Heather 
was born in Nashville in Nov. Jon, well 
known radio and music personality, is 
currently head of the Warner Brothers 
operation in Nashville. 

Albert Young Eagle is cutting a new 
album to be released immediately Little 
Richie Johnson will produce the album 
and handle national promotion for the up 
and coming Navajo Indian singing star. 

The personal appearance show of 
United Artists Records artist Jean Shep- 
pard now numbers seven members with 
the addition of fiddle virtuoso Leon 
Boulanger, a Nashville veteran bands- 
man. 

Melodyland recording artist Jerry 
Naylor has been set to appear at the 
Landmark Hotel in Las Vegas with 
Barbara Fairchild from Dec. 26 until Jan 
22 

T.G. Sheppard feels that sometimes 
your own judgment should be your 
guide. Thirteen record companies 
turned down “Devil In The Bottle. Only 
T.G.'s deep belief in the song kept him 
from being discouraged. T.G. has had 
three hit records in a row and is looking 
for number four with his current 
Melodyland release. “Motels And Mem- 
ories." 

Englishman Stu Stevens has been in 
the studio in London, England, with pro- 
ducer Miki Dallon, recording material for 
his next album. Stevens, who records for 
Granite Records here in the States, re- 
viewed material while he was in Nash- 
ville, and he says he hopes to be able to 
include some of those songs on upcom- 
ing albums. His present U S. single, 
"Honey. What’s The Matter,” is still re- 
ceiving good airplay across the States. 

Willie Nelson’s Lone Star Recording 
Company has caused producer Bucky 
Meadows to commute between Austin 
and Nashville. A couple of weeks ago 
Bucky was in Nashville producing an 
album for Billy ("Billy C.") Callery. The re- 
sult of that session will be released by 
Columbia around the first of the year. 
After a fast trip back to Austin, Bucky 
turned up in Nashville again last week to 
produce his own album, to be released 
under the new Lone Star/Columbia ar- 
rangement. 

Storytelling and "Beer" seem to be the 
"in" things at the Tom T. Hall Enterprise 
operation, as a new Cadillac limo just 
became a permanent fixture — along 
with the bus, etc . Tom T just hit the #1 
spot with “I Like Beer" last month. 

Sharon Vaughn is some kind of good 
luck charm around a racetrack. Sharon 
visited her parents over Thanksgiving. 
The whole family is involved in training 
and racing horses in New York and her 
father's horses won two races while she 
was there. Sharon has been having a 
string of luck herself. Waylon Jennings 
cut her song "All My Heros Have Always 
Been Cowboys.” 


Mac Davis has set his pro-celebrity 
benefit golf tournament for Feb 12-18 
The tournament will be held in Hawaii 
and the first of the ten participants to be 
tapped for play is Ronnie Prophet. 
Ronnie's just released RCA single 
"Shine On” sounds very apt 

Ray Price is the proud father of twins! 
Bull twins, that is. The calves were born 
at the Golden Cross Ranch over 
Thanksgiving weekend. 

Barbara Mandrell spend Thanksgiving 
in Toronto, Canada, taping the Tommy 
Hunter Show Canadians celebrate pil- 
grims coming over on the ship Hector, 
while the U S acknowledges the 
Mayflower Barbara had a rather untradi- 
tional meal of vegetable soup and can- 
telope which she says was very good. 


Besides," she adds, “the important 
thing was that the show was good She 
is redecorating the interior of her bus. 
The front will be blue while her bedroom 
will be royal purple Husband Ken 
Dudney says, "Barbara spends more time 
on the bus than she doesat home " 

Don Williams has been touring Ger- 
many, Spain and Holland and was over- 
seas until just before Christmas 

Jerry Max Lane recently participated in 
Darryl Royal’s Presidential Cup golf 
tournament. The tournament was for the 
T of Texas Athletic Scholarship He and 
fellow singer/songwriter Larry Gatlin 
were in the same foursome Jerry says, 
"We didn't win anything, but we did 
alright." 


singles 


FLOYD CRAMER ! RCA PB 01533) 

Eres Tu/Touch The Wind (3:09) (Radmus - ASCAP) (Juan Carlos/Calderon, Mike 
Hawker) 

Another outstanding recorded performance by the master of the keyboard. Pro- 
duced by Chet Atkins and Roy Dea, this one will quench your musical thirst Flip: No 
info, available 


PATSY SLEDD (Mega MR 1 244) 

The Cowboy And The Lady (3:45) (Clancy — BMI) (Peggy Russell) 

Patsy sings a catchy little story about a cowboy and a lady who took a chance with 
love and won. It could easily win a spot on the charts. Flip: No info, available. 

WOLFPACK ( Fretone FR 037) 

Sugar Candy, Part I (3:09) (Stayfree - BMI) (R Crider) 

This progressive group rocks along with a slinky sound Produced by Bobby 
Manuel, strong box play is predicted Flip: No info available 

RAY FRUSHAY (Casino C-CF-107-1) 

Amy (You’re Livin' Way Too Fast) (4:01) (Unart/Pen-In-Hand - BMI) (Bobby 

Goldsboro) 

It s a quality vocal by Frushay on a Bobby Goldsboro song about a fickle, fast-livin' 
"Amy" who met “Joe Bob Barker" who slowed her down Flip: No info, available. 

BLUEFIELD ! Mercury 73743) 

I Can See Clearly Now (2:18) (Cayman — ASCAP) ( J Nash) 

From the album "Bluefield." it’s a cross-over from pop and the blue grass version by 
this progressive group moves VERY fast Produced by Pete Drake, it could keep mov- 
in' fast on the charts. Flip: No info, available. 


LP's 


ODD MAN IN - Jerry Lee Lewis - Mercury SRM 
1-1064 

It's the professional pounding entertainment 
of the one and only Jerry Lee Lewis from start to 
finish Produced by Jerry Kennedy, selections 
are: "Don't Boogie Woogie (When You Say Your 
Prayers Tonight)," "Shake, Rattle And Roll," 
"You Ought To See My Mind,” “I Don’t Want To 
Be Lonely Tonight," "That Kind Of Fool," "Good- 
night Irene," "A Damn Good Country Song.” 
"Jerry's Place," "When I Take My Vacation In 
Heaven." “Crawdad Song” and "Your Cheatin' 
Heart " 


IT’S ONLY LOVE - Rita Coolidge - A&M 
SP-4531 

Rita is glowing, yet sultry, as she sings with 
genuine sincerity each vocal on this expressive 
album Produced by David Anderle, selections 
are: “Born To Love Me." “I Wanted It All,” "Keep 
The Candle Burning," "Don't Let Love Pass You 
By." "It's Only Love," "Star," "Late Again," "My 
Rock and Roll Man," "Mean To Me” and “Am I 
Blue " 


PHONE CALL FROM THE DEVIL - Jim Nesbitt - 
Scorpion SCS 0001 

A fun LP, with some selections "air-able," it's 
laugh-able. Produced by Slim Williamson and 
Randy Moore, selections are: "Phone Call From 
The Devil," "It Was There For You," "My Ole 
Lady," "Her Poor Ole Mama," "Shaving Cream,” 
"The Truck Stop." "Country Boy," "The Chicken 
And The Bull,” "The Short Sheriff,” "Overseas 
By Rail” and "Suckin' Up Suds.” 



18 


January 3, 1976 




1 CONVOY 

C W McCall (MGM 14839) 

2 JUST IN CASE 

Ronnie Milsap I RCA PB 1 0420) 

3 THE BLIND MAN IN THE 
BLEACHERS 

Kenny Starr (MCA 40474) 

4 WARM SIDE OF YOU 

Freddie Hart & The Heartbeats (Capitol 4152) 

5 COUNTRY BOY (YOU GOT YOUR 
FEET IN L.A.) 

Glen Campbell (Capitol 4155) 

6 WHEN THE TINGLE BECOMES A 
CHILL 

Loretta Lynn (MCA 40484) 

7 WHERE LOVE BEGINS 

Gene Watson (Capitol P4143) 

8 ME AND OLDC.B. 

Dave Dudley (United Artists UA XW 722Y) 

9 EASY AS PIE 

Billy Crash Craddock (ABC/Dot DOA 1 7584) 

10 LOOKING FOR TOMORROW 

Mel Tillis 1 MGM 14835) 

11 SOMETIMES 

Bill Anderson & Mary Lou Turner ( MCA 40488) 

12 THIS TIME I’VE HURT HER MORE 
THAN SHE LOVES ME 

Conway Twitty (MCA 40492) 

13 SILVER WINGS AND GOLDEN 
RINGS 

Billie Jo Spears (United Artists XW 71 2Y) 

14 OVERNIGHT SENSATION 

Mickey Gilley ( Playboy 6055) 

1 5 SOMETIMES I TALK IN MY SLEEP 

Randy Cornor i ABC/Dot DOA 1 7592) 

16 GREENER THAN THE GRASS (WE 
LAID ON) 

Tanya Tucker (Columbia 3-10235) 

17 JASON S FARM 

Cal Smith l MCA 4047) 

18 MAMMAS DON’T LET YOUR BABIES 
GROW UP TO BE COWBOYS 

Ed Bruce (United Artists UA 732-Y) 

19 STONED AT THE JUKEBOX 

Hank Williams. Jr (MGM M 14833) 

20 AMAZING GRACE (USED TO BE 
HER FAVORITE SONG) 

Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC 12132) 

21 I’LL BE YOUR SAN ANTONE ROSE 

Dottsy ( RCA JH 10423) 

22 THE MAN ON PAGE 602 

Zoot Fenster (Antique IRDA 106) 

23 SOMEBODY LOVES YOU 

Crystal Gayle I UA XW 740-Y) 

24 DANCE HER BY ME 

JackyWard I Mercury 73716) 

25 TEXAS 1947 

Johnny Cash (Columbia 3-10237) 

26 FIRE AND RAIN 

Willie Nelson (RCA JH 10429) 

27 PARADISE 

Lynn Anderson (Columbia 3-10240) 

28 WOMAN, WOMAN 

Jim Glaser (MGM ML 4834) 

29 THE HAPPINESS OF HAVING YOU 

Charley Pride (RCA PB 1 0455) 

30 QUEEN OF THE SILVER DOLLAR 

Dave & Sugar ( RCA JH 1 0425) 

31 LOVE WAS 

32 SAY I DO 

Ray Price (ABC/Dot DOA 17588) 

33 LOVE PUT A SONG IN MY HEART 

Johnny Rodriguez ' Mercury 73715) 

34 IT’S ALL IN THE MOVIES 


Linda Hargrove (Capitol P4153) 


12/27 

8 


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I’LL TAKE IT 

Roy Head (Shannon 838A) 

DON’T BELIEVE MY HEART CAN 
STAND ANOTHER YOU 

Tanya Tucker (MCA 40497) 

LET IT SHINE 

Olivia Newton-John (MCA 40495) 

THE GOOD LORD GIVETH (AND 
UNCLE SAM TAKETH AWAY) 

Webb Pierce (Plantation PL 131) 

SOMEBODY HOLD ME UNTIL SHE 
PASSES BY 

Narvel Felts (ABC/Dot 1 7598) 

LAST OF THE OUTLAWS 

Chuck Price (Playboy 6052) 

LYIN’ EYES 

Eagles (Asylum 45279) 

BLACKBIRD (HOLD YOUR HEAD 
HIGH) 


FLY AWAY 


Stoney Edwards (Capitol P4188) 
John Denver (RCA 10517) 


SECRET LOVE 

Freddy Fender (ABC/Dot DOA 1 7585) 

SHADOWS OF MY MIND 

Vernon Oxford (RCA JH 10442) 

JADED LOVER 

Jerry Jeff Walker i MCA 40487) 

FROM WOMAN TO WOMAN 

Tommy Overstreet I ABC/Dot DOA 1 7580) 

IF I COULD MAKE IT (THROUGH 
THE MORNING) 

Tony Douglas (20th Century 2257) 

SINCE I MET YOU BABY 

Freddy Fender (GRT 031 ) 

FEEL AGAIN 

Faron Young (Mercury 73731) 

I’M SORRY CHARLIE 

Joni Lee (MCA 40501) 

LOVE LIFTED ME 

Kenny Rogers (United Artists 746) 

WHO WANTS A SLIGHTLY USED 
WOMAN 

Connie Cato (Capitol P4169) 

SHE’S JUST AN OLD LOVE TURNED 
MEMORY 

Nick Nixon (Mercury 73726) 

HE LITTLE THING’D HER OUT OF 
MY ARMS 

Jack Green I MCA 40482) 

UNCLE HIRAM & THE HOMEMADE 
BEER 

Dick Feller (Asylum 45290) 

GOOD HEARTED WOMAN 

Waylon Jennings & Willie Nelson (RCA jH 10529) 

HANK WILLIAMS, YOU WROTE MY 
LIFE 

Moe Bandy (Columbia 3-10265) 

THE WHITE KNIGHT 

Cledus Maggard & The Citizens Band 
( Mercury 73751 ) 

BUMP BOUNCE BOOGIE 

Asleep At The Wheel (Capitol 4187) 

A DAMN GOOD COUNTRY SONG 

Jerry Lee Lewis (Mercury 437-73729) 

ERES TU (TOUCH THE 
WIND)/APACHE 

Sonny James (Columbia 3-10249) 

PLEDGING MY LOVE 

Billy Thunderkloud & TheChieftones 
( 20th Century 2239) 

FREE TO BE 

Eddy Raven (ABC/Dot DOA 17595) 

NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS 

Charlie Rich (RCA JH 10458) 


12/27 

39 

66 

54 

67 

48 

68 

44 

69 


70 

46 

71 

45 

72 

19 

73 


74 

58 

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67 


10 

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29 

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_ STROLL 

Merle Haggard (Capitol P4141) 21 

ALPHABETICAL LISTING FOR COUNTRY 100 CHART - PUBLISHERS 


LOVING YOU 


Joe Stampley (Epic 8-50179) 


Gary Stewart (RCA JH 10351 ) 


DON’T MEAN TO STAY) 

Billy Walker I RCA JH 1 0466) 

MAYBE TOMORROW 

Don Gibson & Sue Thompson (Hickory H360) 

WHAT WILL THE NEW YEAR BRING 

Donna Fargo (ABC/Dot DOA 1 7586) 

HUCKLEBERRY PIE 

Evens Stevens & Sammi Smith (Elektra 45292) 

STANDING ROOM ONLY 

Barbara Mandrell (ABC-DOT DOA 17601) 

I JUST LOVE BEING A WOMAN 

Barbara Fairchild (Columbia 3-1 0261 ) 

ANOTHER NEON NIGHT 

Jean Sheppard (United Artists UA XW 745Y) 


WHISTLE 


92 WE USED TO BE 

93 WESTERN MAN 


98 LUST AFFAIR 


12/2 


Charlie McCoy i Monument ZS8 8672) 


Charlie Rich (Epic 8-50182) 


T G Sheppard ( Melodyland ME 6028 F) 

ROLL ON, TRUCKERS 

Ray Pillow (ABC/Dot 1 7589) 

A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME 

Ronnie Milsap (Warner Bros WB S 8160) 

I DON’T THINK I’LL EVER GET OVER 
YOU 

Don Gibson (Hickory H 361 ) 

LOVESICK BLUES 

Sonny Curtis (Capitol P4158) 

LONGHAIRED REDNECK 

David Allen Coe (Columbia 3-1 0254) 

BE HONEST WITH ME 

Kathy BarneslMGM 14836) 

COUNTRY HONEY 

Wilburn Bros (MCA 40473) 

SHINE ON 

Ronnie ProphetlRCA PB 50136) 

ONE MAN AT A TIME 

Tommy Jennings (Paragon P104) 

87 MY BABY’S GONE 

Jeanne Pruett (MCA 40490) 

:ET ME LATER 

Margo Smith ( 20th Century TC 2255) 

IE DESERVES MY VERY BEST 

David Wills (Epic 8-50154) 

IE REVEREND BOB 

Barbi Benton (Playboy P6056) 


Buck Owens ( Capitol P4181 ) 


Dolly Parton (RCA JH 10396) 


LaCosta (Capitol P4139) 


Christy Lane IL S Records IRDA 068A) 


Brian Collins (ABC/Dot 1 7593) 


Jack Blanchard & Misty Morgan (Epic 8-50181 ) 


David Houston (Epic 8-50156) 


Mel Street (GRT 030) 


The Oak Ridge Boys (Columbia 3-1 0226) 



80 


79 


83 

85 

97 

98 
87 

30 

93 


73 

94 

95 

96 
37 
43 


Maury Finney (Soundwaves 4525) 100 


Han 
Hea 


A Damn Good Country Song (Combine — BMI). . 61 
Amazing Grace (Fourth Floor — ASCAP) 20 

Another Neon Night Birchfield - BMI ) 74 

A Rose By Any (Pocketful Of T unes — BMI) 79 
Be Honest With Me (Western/Milene — ASCAP) 83 

Blackbird (Blackwood/Black Road — BMI) 42 

Bump Bounce Boogie (Asleep At The Wheel/ 

Black Coffee — BMI) 60 

Convoy (American Gramophone — SESAC) 1 

Country Boy (ABC/Dunhill/One Of A 

Kind - BMI) 5 

Country Money (Acuff-Rose/Unichappel I - BMI) 84 
Country Singers Prayer (Blue Book — BMI) 91 

Dance Her By (LeBill — BMI) 24 

Don t Believe My Heart 'Onhisown — BMI) 36 

Don't Stop In My World iShowbiz BMI I .68 

Easy As Pie (Chappell - ASCAP) 9 

EresTulBud Radmus — ASCAP) 62 

Feel Again (Cherry Tree — SESAC) 50 

Fire And Rain i Blackwood/Country — BM 1 ! 26 

Flat Natural Born (Forrest Hills— BMI) 67 

Fly Away (Cherry Lane - ASCAP) 43 

FreeTo Be I Milene - ASCAP) .64 

From Woman To Woman (Ricci - SESAC). 47 
Good Hearted ' Baron/Willie Nelson -BMI).. 57 

Greener Than Grass (Window — BMI) 16 

Hank Williams — You Wrote (Acuff Rose BMI ) 58 
Heaven Bound ( House Of Gold — BMII 99 


He Little Thing d Her (Tree — BMI) 55 

Huckleberry Pie (DevDave — BMI) 71 

I Don't Think So (Acuff-Rose - BMI) 80 

(I Heard That) Lonesome Whistle 

(Peer I nt I — BMI) 75 

If I Could Make It (Cochise — BMI) 48 

I Just Love Being AWoman iPixenbar — BMI) .73 
I'll Be Your San Antone (Sunbury - ASCAP) 21 

I'll Take It (Screen Gems/ Columbia — BMI) 35 

I'm High On You (Hall/Clement - BMI ) 96 

I'm Sorry (Cherry Lane — ASCAP) 51 

It s All In The Movies (Shade Tree — BMI) 34 

Jaded Lover (Toad Hall Music — BMI) 46 

Jason’s Farm (Pick-A-Hit — BMI) 17 

Just In Case (Pi-Gem — BMI) 2 

Last Of The Outlaws (Tree — BMI) 40 

Let It Shine (Window — BMI) 37 

Longhaired Redneck ( Window/Lotsa — BMI) 82 

Looking For Tomorrow (Sawgrass — BMI) 10 

Love Lifted Me (John T Benson — ASCAP) 52 

Love Put ASong In My (Pi-Gem — BMI) 33 

Lovesick Blues (Mills/ASCAP) . . 81 

Love Was (Beechwood/Window - BMI) 31 

Lust Affair (Blue Moon — ASCAP) 98 

Lyin' Eyes (Benchmark/ 

Kicking Bear —ASCAP) 41 

Maidens Prayer i Hitkit —BMI) 100 

Mammas Don't i Tree/Sugarplum BMI) 18 


Maybe Tomorrow (Acuff-Rose - BMI) 69 

Me And Old C B iNewkeys —BMI) 8 

Meet Me Later ( Jidobi —BMI) 88 

Midnight Blue (New York Times/ 

Rumanian Pickleworks —BMI) 94 

Motels And Memories iOffjack — BMI) 77 

My Baby's Gone (Central Songs - BMI) 87 

Now Everybody Knows (Central Songs — BMI) . . 65 

One Man At A Time iTItre — BMI) 86 

Overnight Sensation (Hall-Clement —BMI) 14 

Paradise (Cotillion/Sour Grapes —BMI) 27 

Pledging My Love ' Lion/Wemar — BMI) 63 

Queen Of Temptation (Sawgrass - BMI) 95 

Queen Of The Silver Dollar i Evil Eye — BMI) 30 

Roll On (Sterling/ Addison St -ASCAP) 78 

San Antonio Stroll (Unichappell BMI) 100 

Say I Do i Dayspring - BMI) 32 

Secret Love (Warner Bros. — ASCAP) 44 

Shadows Of My Mind ( Hermitage -BMI) 45 

She Deserves My Very Best iShelmer-Poe/ 

Unichappell - BMI) 89 

She's Just An Old Love (Chess — ASCAP) 54 

Shine On (Chappell -CAPAC) 85 

Silver Wings And (Almo/Peso - ASCAP) 

Since I Fell For You (Warner Bros -ASCAP' .76 


Since I Met You Baby I Unichappell -BMI) 49 
Somebody Hold Me (Al Cartee/Ensign - BMI ) ... 39 
Somebody Loves You l Jock — BMI) 23 

Sometimes (Stallion -BMI) 11 

Sometimes I Talk (Milene — ASCAP) 15 

Standing Room Only (Sunbury — ASCAP) . 72 

Stoned At The Jukebor (Bocephus - BMI) 19 

Teras 1947 (Sunbury - ASCAP) 25 

The Blind Man (Tree — BMI) 3 

The Good Lord Giveth l Brandywine - ASCAP) 38 

The Happiness Of (Contention — SESAC) 29 

The Man On Page 602 (Georgene - BMI) 22 

The Reverend Bob l Rodeo Cowboy - BMI) 93 
The White Knight (Unichappell — BMI) 59 

The Woman On (Algee/AI Gallico — BMI) 97 

This Time I ’ve Hurt Her I Blue Moon - ASCAP) .12 

Uncle Hiram (Tree -BMI) 56 

Warm Side Of You (Hartline -BMI) 4 

Western Man i Al Gallico — BMI! 93 

We Used To Be (Owepar — BMI) 92 

What Will The New Year (Prima Donna BMI) ... 70 
When The Tingle 'Wilderness — BMI) 6 

Where Love Begins (Blue Echo —ASCAP). 

Who Wants A Slightly Used Woman 

(Boyce & Powers/Adventure -ASCAP) 53 

Woman. Woman (Ensign BMI) 28 


cash box, ' news 


top country LP’s 


1 

BLACK BEAR ROAD 


26 

BEFORE THE NEXT 



C W McCall (MGM 5008) 

1 


TEARDROP FALLS 


2 

GREATEST HITS 



Freddy Fender (ABC/Dot DOSD 2020) 

25 


Don Williams (ABC DOSD 2036) 

2 

27 

THE TOMMY OVERSTREET 


3 

ARE YOU READY FOR 



SHOW LIVE FROM THE 



FREDDY 



SILVER SLIPPER 



Freddy Fender (ABC/Dot DOSD 2044) 

3 


(ABC/Dot DOSD 2038) 

29 

4 

RONNIE MILSAP/NIQHT 


28 

UNCOMMONLY GOOD 



THINGS 



COUNTRY 



Ronnie Milsap ( RCA APL 1-1223) 

6 


Dave Dudley (United Artists LA 51 2G) 

31 

5 

WHAT CAN YOU DO TO ME 


29 

GREATEST HITS VOL. II 



NOW 



Tom T Hall (Mercury SRN 1044) 

17 


Willie Nelson IRCA APL 1-1234) 

7 

30 

TOGETHER 


6 

ROCKY 



Anne Murray (Capitol ST 1 1433) 

34 


Dickey Lee (RCA APL 1-1 243) 

8 

31 

THE BEST OF DOLLY PARTON 


7 

PRISONER IN DISGUISE 



Dol ly Parton ( RC A APL 1 -1 062) 

32 


Linda Ronstadt (Asylum 7E-1045) 

4 

32 

SOMEBODY LOVES YOU 


8 

SINCE 1 MET YOU BABY 



Crystal Gayle (United Artists LA 543 G) 

36 


Freddy Fender (GRT 8005) 

5 

33 

DOLLY 


9 

REDHEADED STRANGER 



Dolly Parton (RCA APL 1-1221) 

33 


Willie Nelson (Columbia PC 33482) 

9 

34 

TEXAS GOLD 


10 

LOVE IN THE HOT 



Asleep At The Wheel (Capitol ST 11441) 

14 


AFTERNOON 


35 

BARBI BENTON 



Gene Watson (Capitol ST 1 1443) 

10 


Barbi Benton (Playboy PB 406) 

42 

11 

WINDSONG 


36 

LOVE, YOU’RE THE TEACHER 



John Denver (RCA APL 1-1 183) 

11 


Linda Hargrove (Capitol ST 1 1463) 

37 

12 

STACKED DECK 


37 

SAY FOREVER YOU'LL BE 



Amazing Rhythm Aces (ABC ABCD91 3) 

12 


MINE 


13 

THE FIRST TIME 



Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton 



Freddie Hart (Capitol ST 1 1449) 

15 


(RCA APL 1116) 

24 

14 

COUNTRY WILLIE 


38 

HELP ME MAKE IT (TO MY 



Willie Nelson (United Artists LA 510-G) 

18 


ROCKIN’ CHAIR) 


15 

SONNY JAMES - THE 
SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN 



B J Thomas 'ABCABCDP 912) 

44 


Sonny James (Columbia KC 33846) 

16 

39 

GREATEST HITS VOL. 1 


16 

THE HAPPINESS OF HAVING 



Narvel Felts (ABC/Dot DOSD 2036) 

35 

YOU 


40 

COWBOYS AND DADDYS 



Charley Pride (RCA APL 1-1 241 ) 

27 


Bobby Bare (RCA APL 1-1222) 

47 

17 

CLEARLY LOVE 


41 

SAY IDO 

49 

Olivia Newton-John (MCA 2148) 

13 


Ray Price (ABC/Dot DOSD 2037) 

18 

THE NIGHT ATLANTA 
BURNED 

The Atkins String Co (RCA APL 1-1 233) 


42 

HARPIN’ THE BLUES 

Charlie McCoy ( Monument KZ 33802) 

50 

19 

19 

43 

DREAMING MY DREAMS 

Waylon Jennings (RCA APL 1-1117) 

41 

HOLYBIBLY - OLD 

TESTAMENT 

Statler Brothers (Mercury SRM 1051 ) 

20 

44 

RED HOT PICKER 

Jerry Reed (RCA APL 1-1226) 

46 

20 

HOLY BIBLE - NEW 


45 

SUPERBOW 

Vassar Clements I Mercury SRM 1-1058) 



TESTAMENT 

Statler Brothers (Mercury SRM 1052) 

22 

46 

COUNTRY GOLD 

Danny Davis & The Nashville Brass 


21 

RHINESTONE COWBOY 



(RCA APL 1-1240) 

48 


Glen Campbell (Capitol SW 11430) 

21 

47 

1 LIVE THE COUNTRY SONGS 1 


22 

OVERNIGHT SENSATION 

Mickey Gilley (Playboy PB 408) 

28 

SING 

Jack Barlow (Antique IRDA LPN 60004) 



23 

THE BEST OF THE STATLER 


48 

BILLY GET ME A WOMAN 

Joe Stampley (Epic KE 53446) 


BROTHERS 

(Mercury SRM 1-1037) 

23 

38 

24 

HEART TO HEART 


49 

RONNIE MILSAP 

43 

Roy Clark (ABC/Dot DOSD 2041 ) 

26 


(Warner Bros BS 2870) 

25 

TODAY 1 STARTED LOVING 


50 

HERE COMES JOHNNY 



YOU AGAIN 



RUSSELL 



Sammi Smith (Mega MLPS61 2) 

30 


(RCA APL 1-1211) 

39 



HAMILTON. JOE FRANK & REYNOLDS VISIT CASH BOX During their recent visit to 
N Y , Playboy recording group Hamilton, Joe Frank & Reynolds paid a visit to Cash 
Box. Shown above, (I. to r.) are Cash Box's Eric Rudolph. Dan Hamilton, Joe Frank 
and Alan Dennison. 


Elektra Record Family Sales 
For 1975 Show Marked Jump . 


Polydor Dec. LPs Set 

NEW YORK — Albums by James Brown, 
Roy Ayers, Hank Williams Jr and the 
Fatback Band are among the Polydor 
December releases that also include 8- 
track and cassettes of two award winning 
LPs by pianist Keith Jarret, "Solo Con- 
certs, Bremen’’ and "Solo Concerts, 
Lausanne 


Ferrante And Teicher 
Album Name Is 176’ 

HOLLYWOOD - Ferrante and Teicher's 
new UA album, released on Dec 29, is 
called "The Spirit of 1 76,” not "The Spirit 
of 1776” as previously reported "176" 
refers to the number of keys on two 
pianos. 


try marketplace In terms of new artists, 
the year marked Eddie Rabbitt's 
emergence as both an album and singles 
artist through chart success for his debut 
Elektra recordings. Pointing toward con- 
tinued momentum for the country 
division during the coming year was the 
signing of Sammi Smith, who completed 
her Elektra debut album late in the year. 

During 1975 Nonesuch Records con- 
tinued in its long-range development of a 
repertory of historical American music 
by both popular and classical composers. 
In recognition of the approaching Bicen- 
tennial. Nonesuch released a series of 
albums honoring American music, 
highlighted by the broad success en- 
joyed by "After The Ball," a collection of 
turn-of-the-century pop songs recorded 
by mezzo soprano Joan Morris and 
pianist-composer William Bolcom 
Morris and Bolcom were also among the 
featured performers in a subsequent col- 
lection of the songs of Henry Clay Work, 
composed during the Civil War era. 19th 
century ballroom compositions and cor- 
net instrumentals were other uniquely 
American musical topics explored in 
Nonesuch albums. 

Nonesuch also continued the develop- 
ment of its catalog of original recordings 
of works by leading contemporary com- 
posers, as well as new recordings of lit- 
tle-known compositions by composers 
from all musical epochs, including 
albums in the label's vintage Explorer 
Series 

Central to the success of the Elektra/- 
Asylum/Nonesuch labels during the 
year was the selective release policy 
which the company has adhered to since 
its formation During the first two 
quarters of the year, the company 
restricted its monthly release schedules 
to maximize effective support of each 
new album and permit optimum ex- 

Houston Gives ZZ Top 
Day, Proclamation 

HOUSTON Mayor Fred Hofheinz, of 
Houston. Texas, is perhaps the first top 
official of a major American city to be 
publicly swayed by the music of ZZ Top 
When the Texas trio made their first 
hometown appearance in over three 
years, Hofheinz issued the following of- 
ficial proclamation: 

"Whereas. ZZ Top, that super high 
energy. Houston oriented band, is re- 
sponsible for the popularity of rock Tex- 
as sound music throughout our nation; 
and 

Whereas, ZZ Top, "that little ol band 
from Texas," is the hottest rock and roll 
band today, breaking crowd attendance 
records throughout the United States 
and Canada, drawing the largest au- 
dience ever seen in music's history; and 

Whereas. Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and 
Frank Beard have done more to promote 
Texas culture and good will and are 
known throughout the world for their 
four terrific albums, combining Texas 
blues and rock and roll with power rock 
and unique lyrics, 

Now, therefore, I, Mayor Fred 
Hofheinz. Mayor of the city of Houston, 
do hereby proclaim ZZ Top Day in 
Houston, Texas.” 


MCA Ups Dividend 

UNIVERSAL CITY, CALIF -TheBoard 
of Directors of MCA announced at its 
Dec 19 meeting an increase in its 
quarterly dividend from $.25 a share to 
$.40 a share, on all outstanding common 
stock. 


posure for singles releases. Thus, for the 
first quarter, album releases were held to 
two albums in national release each 
month; significantly, every album re- 
leased during this period, in pop. rock 
and country formats, achieved chart ac- 
ceptance, paralleled by strong singles 
performances in each category 

Elektra/ Asylum's ongoing relationship 
with the WEA Distribution system also 
contributed to the company's success 
through extended regional and local pro- 
motions jointly directed by Elektra/ Asy- 
lum and WEA Such regional campaigns 
became focal to the success of Joni 
Mitchell's "The Hissing Of Summer 
Lawns," and were central in launching 
the careers of Andrew Gold and the Cate 
Bros Elecktra/Asylum's realignment of 
its marketing staff during 1974 provided 
additional efficiency throughout the 
1975 business year 

Creative and business growth for Elek- 
tra/ Asylum/Nonesuch during 1975 con- 
solidated the operating base first 
established during the previous year 
With the year-end appointment of Joe 
Smith as chairman, going to Elektra/ Asy- 
lum after a highly successful 14-year 
career at Warner Bros. Records, the 
company's executive staff anticipates ad- 
ditional gains in its effective growth in 
marketing and sales. 

Songwriters Showcase 
Resumes January 7 

HOLLYWOOD - The BMI-sponsored 
Songwriters Showcase in Hollywood will 
resume its weekly series next week, 
following the holiday hiatus, with gather- 
ings on January 7 and 14, according to 
Ron Anton, BMI vice president, west 
coast performing rights. 

The first session of the new year will 
feature disk jockey Harry Newman of 
KLAC as special Q&A guest, along with 
newcomer appearances by Clayton/- 
Brossman/Burroughs, Dale Jones and 
The Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo 

The January 14 get-together will lead 
off with entertainer Jewel Akens as Q&A 
guest, followed by performers Peter 
Alsop, Maureen Baily. Bonny Murray 
and Heart. 

The Songwriters Showcase meets 
Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. at 
Budd Friedmans club, The Improvisa- 
tion (8162 Melrose Ave.) The Showcase, 
hosted by Len Chandler and John Brahe- 
ny, isopen to the public as well as to peo- 
ple in the music industry, Anton noted. 

London Sets 
Miles Campaign 

NEW YORK — London Records is ready- 
ing a promotional campaign for the John 
Miles single, "Highfly." The 45 has 
already topped British charts and is pick- 
ing up followers in Europe 

The major part of the campaign will 
begin after the first of the new year. 
Teaser ads have already begun to ap- 
pear in music trade magazines, with 
multi-media advertising set to begin later 
in the month. London is also making up 
several thousand 12-inch gliders with 
“Highfly” imprinted on the wings. The 
single will also be completely re- 
serviced 

Miles is now finishing a British tour, 
following the chart success of the single 
there After the holidays, he will put the 
finishing touches on his debut LP for the 
label, which is slated for American re- 
lease in early 1976. At that time he will 
also embark on his initial U S tour 


20 


January 3. 1 976 


cash box/ coin machine news 


Free Play Bill Passed In Michigan; 
Now Awaits Governor's Signature 


Empire’s 5-Day Service School 

Attracts Record Attendance 
More Schools Planned For 76 


CHICAGO — In the period of five days, 
the product lines of approximately ten 
firms were thoroughly and technically re- 
viewed during a massive service school 
program sponsored by Empire Distribut- 
ing, Inc., and coordinated by Bob Ron- 
deau of the firm's Green Bay. Wisconsin 
office and Harold LaRoux and Charles 
Elkins of the Empire-Grand Rapids, 
Michigan branch 

The schools, which ran from Dec 1-5 
at the Midway Motor Lodge in Grand 
Rapids. Michigan, drew an estimated 
average attendance of about 161 in- 
dividuals per session and were open to 
operators and service personnel in the 
four-state area of Wisconsin, Illinois, In- 
diana and Michigan. 

The sessions were separated into 
morning, afternoon and evening classes 
and among the factories participating 
were Atari/Kee: Automatic Products; 
Bally Mfg. Corp ; Ramtek Corp ; Electra 
Games; National Rejectors; Chicago 
Coin; Rock-Ola Mfg Corp ; D. Gottlieb & 
Co.; and Midway Mfg. Co., with Kurz 
Kasch holding a lengthy session on the 
closing day of the series. 

Factory representatives conducting 
the various sessions made themselves 
available for any individual post-class- 
room instruction that was requested As 
a matter of fact, as Bob Rondeau pointed 
out, he frequently observed students as- 
sembled in the motel's lobby, after 
hours, with charts and data spread out on 
tables, going over schematics and the in- 
structions of the day, "This really gives 
you a feeling of accomplishment, " he 

CSA Approval For 
Fascination Tables 

DES PLAINES. ILL - Fascination. Ltd . 
manufacturer of coin operated video 
cocktail game tables, has been formally 
approved by the Canadian Standards As- 
sociation for distribution of Fascination 
video tables throughout Canada. 

The CSA approval indicates that 
Fascination tables exhibit high standards 
of safety, with respect to hazards to life 
and property, according to the company, 
and Fascination is reportedly the only 
United States manufacturer in the video 
game industry to receive the coveted ap- 
proval. 

In line with this announcement Robert 



Anderson, the firm's vice president and 
national director of sales, said that Terry 
Card of Toronto has been named the first 
Canadian distributor of the line. An- 
derson presented the "Canadian Open 
Door" award to Carjl in commemoration 
of the very special occasion 

Among the current models in produc- 
tion at the factory is the Fascination 600 
Handicap," an outstanding video table 
offering three different games and a host 
of exciting play features. 

Fascination is presently developing its 
expansion program on a world-wide 
scale, to include the markets of London, 
Amsterdam, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro 


said, "and also reveals how interested 
everyone is in gaining knowledge about 
servicing equipment and getting as 
much as possible out of the school 
sessions." 

The entire program was originated as a 
special service project by Empire and 
launched this past July with a highly suc- 
cessful 5-day seminar in Green Bay, 
Wisconsin A flood of industry inquiries 
and commendations resulted from the 
summer series "We were confident, at 
the conclusion of the July school, that 
we had come up with the correct formula 
for assisting our own customers and 
bridging the existing service gap in our 
industry," Bob Rondeau said. "Our ex- 
periences at these sessions provided a 
guideline for the Dec. school, which 
drew an unsurpassed attendance. By 
their all-out participation, operators and 
service people displayed an earnest de- 
sire to learn how to service today's 
equipment and, similarly, the full support 
of the factories reflected their willing- 
ness to cooperate." 

In expressing his personal gratification 
over the tremendous success of the pro- 
gram, Empire's executive vice president 
Joe Robbins said he is hopeful that other 
distributors will follow Empire's lead and 
initiate similar projects to assist oper- 
ators in meeting the standards of servic- 
ing the sophisticated range of equipment 
in today's marketplace. 

At present, preparations are underway 
for phase three of this very ambitious 
program, to take place somewhere in the 
Illinois territory in either Jan. or Feb. of 
1976 


International Coin News 

A recent edition of The World's Fair, 
Coin Slot, featured an article on the 
newly-organized British Association of 
Pool Table Operators, which was 
established in an effort to standardize 
the game in that country 

Secretary of the new group is Peter 
White of Techmar Leisure Services Ltd. 
in London, who was quoted in the article 
as stating, "It has become more and 
more apparent that with the success of 
the eight-ball pool game in pubs, the 
need for controls, standards and perhaps 
an operators' association has become 
more apparent. It is to this end that ap- 
proximately a dozen pool table operators 
from different parts of the country met 
with the common aim of furthering the 
game, standardizing rules and referees 
to allow interregional tournaments and 
even national leagues and safeguarding 
their business interests." 

The article further pointed out that the 
growing popularity of the game and its 
yvidespread appeal throughout the coun- 
try necessitated the speedy formation of 
such an association. 


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LANSING, MICH — Senate Bill 526, to 
"de-criminalize” the use of free plays on 
amusement machines in the state of 
Michigan, has been passed by both the 
Senate and the House. It is now in the 
hands of the governor, who has the op- 
tion of signing it, vetoing it or allowing it 
to become law without his signature. 

Passage of this bill culminates approx- 
imately eighteen months of tireless cam- 
paigning on the part of the Music 
Operators of Michigan and the associa- 
tion's legal counsel Mike Spaniolo, as 
well as the legislators who sponsored 
and backed the bill, against such ob- 
stacles as the objections of the state 
police, the liquor commission, legislators 
who preferred awarding cash or goods 
for free plays and those who wanted no 


ceiling on free plays, plus lobbyists 
representing interests wishing to use the 
bill as a vehicle to expand gambling 

Don Miller of Miller Newmark Dis- 
tributing Co. was singled out by MOM for 
his personal efforts in alerting area 
operators to the dangers of removing the 
ceiling on free plays, as sought by a crip- 
pling amendment to S.B. 526. Mike 
Spaniolo also warned that a bill with no 
limit on free plays would invite a veto by 
the governor. 

Senate Bill 526, as passed in its 
original form, allows fifteen free plays. 
MOM, having filed a memorandum with 
the governor explaining the bill’s 
purpose and background, is confident of 
his signature. 


Atari Holds Seminar For New ‘ Indy 800’ 


HOLLYWOOD -Atari. Inc. recently held 
a two-day technical service instruction 
school seminar for its new Indy 800' 
eight-player racing game. The sessions, 
held at Atari's Los Gatos facilities, was 
one of a regular series of conferences 
held by the company to enable operators 
and distributors to locate and better deal 
with the intricacies of Atari games. 

The seminar was headed by Don 

Century’s 24-Hour 
Repair Service 

AUDUBON. PA — Century Industries 
Inc. has been enjoying considerable suc- 
cess with its recently inaugurated 24- 
hour repair service, according to the 
firm's Emil Rotar Originally exposed, 
quite effectively, to distributors in the 
eastern market, the service is now being 
offered on a national scale. 

The service is unique for its speed and 
efficiency. Rotar indicated, especially 
under current circumstances. “Everyone 
knows how costly downtime can be and 
how important it is to have machines in 
top working condition. With these impor- 
tant factors in mind we established a 
service that's as close as the nearest post 
office or UPS terminal. Packages re- 
ceived in the morning are generally on 
their way back to the customer, com- 
pletely repaired, by the same afternoon. " 

Century has high speed computerized 
test stations set up at the factory to han- 
dle most of the big volume pieces such 
as the Tank, Gran Trak, Anti Aircraft, 
Wheels. Air Hockey and the like, ena- 
bling them to send the logic boards to 
the correct station for speedy repair, 
thus eliminating lengthy waiting periods 

Word of the new service has spread 
rapidly throughout the industry in the 
brief span of a few months, Rotar added, 
and inquiries have been received from 
all over the country . 

Prices and further information may be 
obtained by writing to the company at 
713 Mourning Dove Road, Audubon, Pa 
19401. 


Correction 

In the Dec. 20 California Clippings, Bill 
Morgan was incorrectly referred to as an 
employee of Meadows Games. Morgan 
is actually national sales director for Na- 
tional Entertainment Company, Inc. His 
firm, Morgan said, is no longer the ex- 
clusive distributor for Meadows Games 
and he pointed out that Innovative Coin 
Corporation, not Meadows, (see Cali- 
fornia Clippings) is establishing a new 
production facility to manufacture video 
games for del ivery in 1 976. 


Smith and conducted by Atari lead 
engineer/field service representatives j 
Bruce Bennet, Bernie Barranger and J 
Fred McCord. Highlights of the first day j 
included discussion of logic board circuit 
architecture as well as construction and 
documentation of a new circuit test fix- 
ture designed specifically for "Indy 800' 
trouble-shooting. The second day's ac- 
tivities included discussion of service 
and manual documentation for Indy's 
monitor. Those attending the con- 
ference were given tours of Atari's plant 
as well as luncheon and dinner. 

"The Indy 800 seminar," Gene Lipkin, 
Atari’s vice-president of marketing told 
Cash Box, "was a great success. These 
service schools will continue to be a part 
of an on-going, all-out program to back 
up our distributors and operators so that 
Atari products can maintain the highest 
revenues in the business." 

Cahoon Named 
NAMA’s New 
Coin Consultant 

CHICAGO — Roy C Cahoon, former as- 
sistant director of the U S. Mint for 
Public Services, has been named as j 
Washington consultant on coinage mat- 
ters by the National Automatic Merchan- 
dising Association jNAMA). 

NAMA president G. Richard Schreiber 
said Cahoon, 55, who retired in June 
after 36 years of government service, 
has long been familiar with the coinage 
needs of the vending industry and of 
other coin-operated businesses such as 
telephones, laundries and music and 
amusement machines. 

As assistant director of the mint, 
Cahoon served as liaison with Congress 
and with the executive offices, was ex- 
ecutive director of the Commission on 
the Coinage and represented the direc- 
tor of the mint at national and interna- 
tional coinage meetings. Besides being 
in charge of the mint's public information 
function, he also assisted in developing 
the criteria for the U S. Treasury Depart- 
ment's 1975-76 coinage study and the 
evaluation of research firms to conduct 
the study. 

"We are delighted to have the advice 
and services of such a knowledgeable 
and able adviser," Schreiber said. "His 
long-term service with the Treasury 
Department and his intimate knowledge 
of our industry's requirements make him 
ideally suited to represent our interests 
and those of the public on government 
actions related to coinage and coin- 
operated devices." 


January 3. 1976 


21 



Round the Route 




CHICAGO CHATTER 


MILWAUKEE MENTIONS 


Williams Electronics Inc. field engineer Leonard Nakielny is planning ahead for a full 
schedule of factory service schools in 1976. Among the first will be a Jan. 20 session 
at Continental Divide Distributors Inc. (778 S. Santa Fe) in Denver, Colorado, hosted 
by Jim Phillips, Jerry Gordon, Hal Anthony and Frank Negri. Leonard has also con- 
firmed the date of Thursday, Jan. 22 for a school at Struve Distg Co. (276 W First 
South) in Salt Lake City, Utah with Pres Struve, Stan Larsen and Kent Larsen hosting. 

"AVENGER” CONTINUES TO BE a very strong seller — and very much on the pro- 
duction and delivery schedule at Electra Games. Firm's sales manager Stan Jarocki 
said the game's been drawing excellent location earnings as a result of the outstand- 
ing 3 plays for 2 quarters feature which really places it in the income league of a 2- 
player! . . He also mentioned Eiectra's “Video Action'' cocktail table as being in ex- 
ceptional demand — and heavily backordered at the present time! . Stan recently 
returned from a brief trip to New Orleans where he visited with the folks at Operator 
Sales and Tac Amusement — spending some time with John Elms Jr., Lawrence 
Legarde, Tom Arnold, Joyce Elms Roche, et al. Operator Sales has quite a fabulous 
set up out there: about 50,000 sq ft. of showroom, shop and warehouse facilities! 

MOA MEMBERS may look forward to receiving the association's 1976 Mem- 
bership Directory sometime after the first of the year. Understand it’s gonna be a real 
biggie this year, loaded with all kinds of valuable reference information. 

INTERNATIONAL NEWS: Enada '75, Italy's coin-operated music and games ex- 
hibition, was recently held at the Palace of Congresses in Rome, with approximately 
35. mostly Italian-based, firms exhibiting. Products shown included kiddie rides, 
video games, driving games, billiard tables and numerous flippers which are re- 
portedly now being produced by a number of firms in Italy. The exhibition is not con- 
sidered to be international in scope but many of the exhibiting firms did show 
American made equipment including the products of Bally, Midway, Gottlieb, Rock- 
Ola, Williams, Seeburg. and others. 

ASSOCIATION NEWS: The proposed individual billiard league, to be sponsored 
by Music Operators of Michigan, is now a reality! MOM received full approval from 
the state Liquor Control Commission and is now putting the final touches to the print- 
ing of posters, forms and other league related promo pieces for mailing to the mem- 
bership. As planned, the league will run for ten weeks at locations having operator- 
owned billiard tables and participation will be limited to association members only. 
State tournament finals will take place at the end of the ten weeks and cash prizes will 
be awarded . Incidentally, the association recently moved its headquarters office to 
523 W. Ionia St in Lansing 

EASTERN FLASHES 

With the combination of brisk December business and the holiday-related shopping 
and social activities, many area coin industry people welcomed the opportunity to ob- 
serve a 4-day weekend during Christmas Some expressed intentions of also closing 
down this Friday in observance of the New Year — which means everyone will be ful- 
ly relaxed and rested by the start of 1976! Exchanged holiday greetings with Marty 
Shumsky of UBI who, along with Scott Daddis, is making preparations for the firm's 
participation in the upcoming ATE convention in London Marty said they'll be show- 
ing a fine array of equipment (in the London Coin exhibit), including UBI's pool table, 
"Sportacard," "Sportaball" and "Bimbo " Show dates, by the way, are January 27, 28 
and 29 . . . The high earnings potential of the new 2-player video games on the 
market has generated a great deal of interest among area ops, as observed by Bill 
Prutting of See North Dist Inc. (Albany). Operators are discovering that they don't 
have to over-stock themselves with this kind of unit, Bill said, since when it is placed 
in the right spot and intelligently rotated, it can maintain an unlimited earning capaci- 
ty. Most of the models offer challenge and excitement to really attract players, he 
added, and at the rate of about 501 every two minutes the collection box certainly fills 
up fast! "They're going out just as fast as they're coming in" just about sums up Bill's 
comment on the Seeburg "Entertainer” phonograph! On the singles scene: Ralph 
LaRosa, our man in the know at Syracuse One Stop, is recommending the following 
releases to area ops for jukebox programming: "Breakaway " by Art Garfunkel 
(Columbia), "Take It To The Limit" by The Eagles (Asylum), "Convoy" by C.W. McCall 
(MGM), "Remember Me" by Willie Nelson (Columbia), "Fifty Ways To Leave Your 
Lover" by Paul Simon (Columbia), "Back To The Island" by Leon Russell (Shelter) and 
"Deep Purple" by Donnie and Marie Osmond (MGM) 

CALIFORNIA CLIPPINGS 

National Entertainment Company announces it is no longer exclusive broker for 
Meadows Games. National has formed its own innovative video game and vending 
machine manufacturing concern 

National's plan to manufacture has finally come to fruition through the first of 
several expansionary moves Scheduled for late this month, the new wholly-owned 
manufacturing facility, named Innovative Coin Corporation (ICC), will open its 20,000 
square foot plant in Santa Clara, California, a few miles from current corporate head- 
quarters. Known world-wide as "Silicon Valley” because of its innumerable electronic 
giants, Santa Clara is ideal for the heart of ICC's motivating purpose, i.e. standout 
electronic game innovation 

An advanced innovation concept in video electronics design will be announced by 
Innovative Coin early next month This totally new game concept promises to give In- 
novative a commanding lead over current competitors. It will revolutionize the in- 
dustry in years to come, and dazzle even the most stalwart conventional distributors 
and operators. 

Mickey Greemmam informed us that Sega is heavily into its bullet-mark two player 
gun game. All of their distributors have received initial shipments with Sega's best 
wishes and full support . Stopped by Portale Automatic Sales this week and Bob 
Portal e wishes everyone in the world a very happy new year! . . . 

Had the pleasure of attending a delightful open house at C.A. Robinson and Com- 
pany. While munching and drinking some fine food and beverage, we chatted with - 
Henry Tronick, Al Betteiman, Lance Hailstone, and Frank Ballouz of Atari just to men- 
tion a few of the many, many people in attendance It was wonderful to see everybody 
feeling great and we wish you all a very happy and successful new year. 


Hope you have all recovered from the Christmas holiday sufficiently to welcome in 
the New Year this week! 

SPOKE WITH Leonard Roulier at WMMA headquarters last week and learned some 
interesting items of information for the membership, such as the fact that the Appren- 
ticeship Program scheduled to begin in February will be held at the Mid-State 
Technical Institute in Wisconsin Rapids and not the Fox Valley Technical Institute in 
Appleton, as originally planned. Leonard also mentioned that the upcoming spring 
meeting this April will be every bit as great a show as last year's, with some special 
added features like entertainment at the banquet and some kind of special recogni- 
tion (to be determined) for members of the apprenticeship program Incidentally, with 
Red Jacomet of Red's Novelty Co. as chairman of the entertainment committee, the 
banquet show should be real exceptional! 

NEW WMMA PRESIDENT Walter Bohrer of Hastings Distributing, Inc. suggested a 
plan at the recent (Dec. 4) meeting which was accepted by the board of directors — 
and which should result in the signing up of many new members. The plan is to offer 
guest memberships to the association In other words, a present member may submit 
the name of a non-member, and for a special dues rate, purchase a one year gift 
certificate membership for that person This sounds like an excellent way to expose 
the advantages of WMMA membership and we wish the project much success. 

WE ALSO WISH one and all the happiest and safest of New Years! 


SEE 

MIDWAYS’ 

“GUN FIGHT” 



FOR 


TOP EARNINGS 

IN 

EVERY TYPE OF LOCATION 
EVERYWHERE 


STATE ASSOCIATION CALENDAR 

1976 


January 16 to 18; Oregon Amusement & 
Music Ops Assn . annual conv 
Salishan Lodge, Gleneden Beach 

February 6 to 8; South Carolina Coin 
Ops. Assn . annual conv., Carolina Inn, 
Columbia 

March 19 to 21 Music Ops. of Michigan, 
annual conv Weber s I nn. Ann Arbor 


April 9 to 1 1 : Wise Music Merch Assn , 
spring conv .. Scotsland Resort. Ocon- 
omowoc 

May 7 to 8; Ohio Music & Amusement 
Assn , annual conv., (Site to be 
selected) 

May 14 to 16: Music and Amusement As- 
sn . (New York) annual conv., Ste- 
vensville Country Club. Swan ^ake 


Now 

Delivering 


The Money Makers Here 


In keeping with our policy of of- 
fering the best quality equip- 
ment at the best possible price, I 
am pleased to invite operators to 
stop by our Pico Blvd. showroom 
and see the new U.S. Billiards 
video game Shark. Where other 
games leave off I believe Shark 
begins, it's inviting, challenging 
and I am sure will enjoy a long 
location life. I predict Shark will 
be one of the top money makers 
of 1976. 

CHRIS LOUMAKIS 







2251 WEST PICO BOULEVARD • LOS ANGELES. CALIFORNIA 90006 
DISTRIBUTORS OF COIN AND HOME AMUSEMENT • (213! 386-2350 

“The Operators Distributor” 


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January 3, 1976 




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COIN MACHINES 
WANTED 


WE ARE ALWAYS INTERESTED IN USED AND 
BRAND new phonographs, pinballs. bingos, guns, 
arcade kiddie rides, slot machines, etc., all makes 
all models. QUOTE FOB SEA VESSEL TO 
HOLLAND BELGIE EUROPE. SPRL. 276 AVENUE, 
LOIS. BRUSSELS 


WANT — all makes new and used Phonographs. Wall 
Boxes, TV Games. Air Hockey. Pool Tables. 
Bumper Pool Tables. Electronic Baseball games. 
Electronic Games. Kee Games, floor models St 
Thomas Coin Sales Inc., 669 Talbot St.. St Thomas. 
Ontario. Canada N5P 1C9 Canada's Oldest 
Established Distributor since 1927 Phone Vince 
Barrie. (519) 631-9550. Mail current price list if 
equipment nowavailable ." 


WANTED — Will pay cash $$ for all models of new and 
used Bally bingo machines. Please phone Collect 
with prices, conditions and quantities. FOR SALE — 
Over 3.000 Bally slot machines, also Mills and Jen- 
nings Bally Distributing Company. Box 6418. Reno. 
Nevada 89503 323-6156 


WANTED — BALLY MULTIPLIERS WITH HOPPER, 
all 3-. 5-, and 65-coin models considered. Also want- 
ed Williams and Gottlieb 4-plr pinballs max. 3 years 
Old HANSA MYNTAUTOMATER AB Box 300 41 
S-400 43 Gothenburg. Sweden 


WANTED — D J or Promo LPs in excellent condition 
Pay $1 50 each Call, write, or send to Rave-Up. 606 
University Ave , Madison, Wise 53715. 


COIN MACHINES 
FOR SALE 


CONVERSION CARTRIDGES — Play stereo records 
on Seeburg Monaural Phonos B thru 201 — No ad- 
justments required — just plug in — eliminate sound 
distortion, needle skipping, excessive record wear 
$24 95 postpaid Satisfaction guaranteed Quantity 
discounts. CA THORP SERVI. 1520 Missouri. 
Oceanside, Ca 92054. 


FOR SALE Bingos for export only County Fairs $800, 
Roller Derby $800, Silver Sails $800, Border 
Beautys $800, Can Can $800, Big Wheels $700 
Magic Rings $900, Sega Gran National $600, 
Chicago Rifle Gallery $750, Super Shifters $700, 
Gran Trak 10s $900, Sega Moto Champ $700, Key 
Twin Racers $1250. TV Basketball $700. D&P 
Music. 1237 Mt Rose Ave.. P.O. Box 243, York, PA 
17403 Phone 1717) 848-1846 


FOR SALE - LP RECORD PRESSING PLANT EAST 
COAST — 16 presses — material handling storage 
and office complex. Supervision and personnel 
available Principals only. For appointment call 
(609) 784-6902 or write P.O. Box 100, Runnemede, 
N.J. 08078 


FOR SALE: 20 National Cigarettes $400 Assorted 
Flippers $200. Brand New TV Games $350. And ex- 
port Slots. Bingos. Uprights. Cranes. Jukeboxes. 
Terrific Bargains. PAN AMERICAN AMUSE- 
MENTS INC . 1211 Liberty Avenue, Hillside, New 
Jersey 07205 T elephone (201 ) 353-5540 


FOR SALE: Super Soccers $825; Triple Action $550; 
Boomerang $745; Olympics $575; Gold Record 
$750; Funland electronic gun $750; Grand National 
$725; Moto Champ $785; Panzer Attack $775; 
Super Shifter $875; Tennis Tourney $225; Tank 
$1045;Trak 10 $795; TV Basketball $525; Super 
Fooz (Budweiser model) $450; Bio Rhythm $975; 
Swagrab Iron Claw Crane $1295; Big Indian $645; 
Ro Go $695; Red Baron $675; Super Star $650; 
Turf Club $625; Speed King $750; Monster Gun 
$325; Grand Prix $295; Crack Shot $725; Street 
Burners $1050; Robot $425; Gran Trak 10 $825; 
Pursuit $625; Little Red $125; Champion Soccer 
$175; Super Soccer (cheat proof) $250. New 
Orleans Novelty Company. 1055 Dryades Street. 
New Orleans, Louisiana 70113; Tel. (504) 
529-7321. CABLE: NONOVCO. 


FOR SALE: Write or call — 200 asst, used TV. games 
— 300 asst, arcade pieces — Late Model Pins — 
ROBERT JONES INTERNATIONAL INC., 880 
Providence Hwy . Dedham. Mass. 02026 — (617) 
329-4880 or ROBERT JONES INTERNATIONAL 
INC . 601 Thompson Rd N_. Syracuse. N Y. — (31 5) 
463-6251 _ 


NATIONAL WHITENBURG MODEL 400 FOOD VEN- 
DOR — National 21CE Candy Machine — Vendo 
Visi-Vend Rowe Cigarette Machines 20 700 $175 or 
7 for $1000 — Rowe 20 800 $295, Crating extra 
Arcade Equipment Motor Cycle, Funland. Pennant, 
Sami, Sea Raider and Dune Buggy, Pool Tables, Pin 
Balls, and many other items. Vathis Vendors. Call 
(214) 792-2806, 793-3723 or 792-1810 


50 SEEBURG 100 selection wall boxes $5.00 each. 50 
Seeburg 160 selection wall boxes $37.50 each. 
10.000 used 45 rpm records 154 each CENTRAL 
MUSIC CO , P.O Box 284, 407 E Ave., D. Killeen. 
Texas 76541 , 


FOR SALE — Bingos, Ticker Tapes. Lotta Fans and 
Stock Markets available. Also Wall Street, Barrel Of 
Fun. Keeney Red Arrows, Sweet Shawnee. Bally 
Super Jumbos, and late used Gottlieb Flippers. 
These games are completely shopped. CALL 
WASSICK NOVELTY (304) 292-3791 Morgantown. 
W Va 


FOR SALE MIDWAY Bulls Eye, Golf Champ, ESP 
Electro Dart. Wall Games. $150 D&L DISTRIBUT- 
ING CO. 6691 Allentown Blvd , Harrisburg, Pa 
(717) 545-4264. 


RECONDITIONED BARGAINS: Midway Basketball 
$495; Winner $ 1 95; Dart Champ $95; ESP Electro 
Dart (conv ) $95; 5-Vendo Classic 30 Model 320- 
WC30B cigarette machines in excellent condition 
(complete as is) $95 ea MICKEY ANDERSON, 
INC . PO Box 6369, Erie. PA 16512. Phone 
814-452-3207 


ATT; GAME ROOM OPERATORS — WE HAVE OVER 
200 new & used games available. What do you 
need? What will you pay? Do you need fast service 
on parts & logic board repairs? CENTRAL 
DISTRIBUTORS INC., 2315 Olive Street. St. Louis, 
Missouri 63103 (314) 621-3511. 


SEEBURG WALLBOXES, MODEL SCI, EXCELLENT 
CONDITION, contact STAR VENDING CO, 2701 
Cold Springs Rd. . Ft Worth, Texas (81 7) 626 541 1 


SEEBURG LPC 150. AMI 200, N 150, JOHNSON 
COIN SORTER & COUNTER 295, Tennis Tourney 
200, Electro Dart 100. BROWSER, 2009 Mott Ave , 
Far Rockaway, N Y 


New Prof. Quizmaster machines in factory cartons. List 
$750. Must sell $150 ea. Used $50 ea. Used and 
New Pins wanted shipped or as is one or fifty Novel 
Amusement, 200 U S #1 Linden. N J Phone (201) 
862-6619 


100 ANTIQUE COIN MACHINES, Mills Roulette and 
Dice Payout machines. Old Slots. Bakers Pacers. 
Evans Races etc 40 Old Counter Games. Keeney 
Twin Dragons. Bally Slot machines. Fantastic Hot 
New Counter Game Want to buy Horoscope Ticket 
and Bead Vending Machines. Canadian Dist. & Mfg 
Co. 1 025-1 04 Street, North Battleford, 
Saskatchewan. Canada. Phone (306) 445-2989 


ALL TYPES OF COIN-OPERATED EQUIPMENT Flip- 
pers. shuffle alleys, guns. TV games. Williams, Got- 
tlieb, ChiCoin, Ramtek. Allied. Nutting Phono- 
graphs (large selection) Wurlitzer, Seeburg, AMI, 
Rock-Ola. Rock-Ola vending Cigarettes, candy, 
cold drink National. Smokeshop. Rpck-Ola. All 
kinds shopped to perfection or buy as-is and save 
We have the right price and equipment on hand to 
serve your needs. Write or call: Flower City Dis- 
tributors. Inc., 389 Webster Ave., Rochester, N Y 
14609. (716) 654-8020 Ask for JoeGrillo. 


FOR SALE ROCK-OLA 504 WALLBOX $100; Rock- 
Ola Receivers. 1725-8-2, 1765, 1755, 1721, 1769 
$65 each, WESTERN DISTRIBUTORS, 1226 SW 
16th Avenue. Portland, Ore. 228-7565 


HAVE TRUCK WILL TRAVEL. Have new and used 
coin-operated equipment. Bally Bingos, Uprights. 
WII horse trade. Let s get together. Send me your 
lists We Pick-Up and Deliver. Lowell Associates. 
P.O. Box 386, Glen Burnie. Md 21061 (301) 
768-3400. 


FOR SALE — One of the largest selections of new & 
used Add-a-balls & arcade machines in the 
northeast Call or write for our list COIN MACHINE 
DISTRIBUTORS. INC., 213 N Division St.. 
Peekskill, N Y. (Westchester Co.) (914) 737-5050 


I HAVE 1 00 original song poems — rock — country — 
western — comedy — love songs — etc. For 
brochure and price list write George Bruce. Rt. 5, 
Box 387, Kingston. N Y 12401. 


EMPLOYMENT 

SERVICE 


JO-BAR MUSIC PUBLISHING CORPORATION and 
BAR-JO Records. Inc. needs investors and stock- 
holders to re-open music business — Write BAR-JO 
at 83-45 Vietor Ave.. Suite 2B, Elmhurst. New York 
1 1 373 or call ( 2 1 2) 898- 1 628 or 243-5668 


SERVICE SCHOOL FOR GAMES AND MUSIC. Ten 
week night course teaches practical, thepry, 
schematics. $575 full price. COMIT, 2115 Beverly 
Blvd., Los Angeles. Ca. 90057. (213) 483-0300. 


HUMOR 


DEEJAYSI New, surefire comedy! 11.000 classified 
one-line gags, only $10. Designed to give you the 
right line for the right occasion every time! Send for 
our comedy catalogm IT S FREE! Edmund Orrin, 
2786-C West Roberts. Fresno, Calif. 93711 


CLASSIFIED POWER! 

Got machines to sell? Is there something you re looking 
to buy? Maybe you d like to move some used 45 s or 
need a route mechanic 7 See ad rates above. 


Classified Ads Close WEDNESDAY 

Send all copy to: CASH BOX, 6565 Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, Cal. 90028 
Make sure your check is enclosed 


SERVICES 

COIN MACHINE 


ACE LOCKS KEYED ALIKE SEND LOCKS AND THE 
key ycu want them mastered to $1,00 each 
RANDEL LOCJ SERVICE, 61 Rockaway Avenue 
Valley Stream, N Y. 11580 Tel: (516) VA 5-6216 
Our 35th year in vending. 


SERVICE — TVs. AMPLIFIERS, LOGIC BOARDS — 
All Makes. All Models — $20 00 plus parts. Call or 
write for free catalog, RDM ASSOCIATES. INC.. 13 
Park Ave.. Clement Ind. Park, Hudson. N Hamp 
03051. 


SCHOOL FOR GAMES & MUSIC, ONE TO FOUR 
WEEK courses Phono's. Flippers, and Bingos. Buy 
schematics. CAL'S COIN COLLEGE. PO. Box 810, 
Nicoma Park, Okla. 73066, (405) 769-5343. 


RECORDS-MUSIC 


JUKE BOX RECORDS FOR SALE. 10,000 Spanish — 
2,000 American. 10<t each. Call after 7 PM (212) 
767-9270. 


INTERNATIONAL RADIO STATIONS, MUSIC PUBLISHERS, 
discotheques and fanclubs subscribe to our Automatic 
Airmail Service for all singles and LPs from the charts. 
The fastest and most dependable service in the world. 
AIRDISC SPECIAL SERVICES, Box 835. Amityville. New 
York 11701. 


RARE RECORD SHOPS AND FINDERS. List of 31 
United States shops. Up to date list personally com- 
piled $2. MacLean's. 312 Belanger St., Houma, La 
70360 


HOUSE OF OLDIES — We are the World Head- 
quarters for out of print LPs and 45s Also, the 
largest selection of old rock n roll and rhythm and 
blues albums Our famous 3 in 1 catalog, $1 25 
HOUSE OF OLDIES, 267 Bleeker St NY NY 
10014 (212)243-0500. 


FOR EXPORT ALL LABELS OF PHONOGRAPH 
RECORDS, cartridges, cassettes. Also excellently 
priced selections of close-outs. Nearly 30 years of 
personalized service to importers world over. 
Wholesale only. DARO EXPORTS. LTD , 1468 
Coney Island Avenue, Brooklyn. N Y 11230 Cable: 
EXPODARO. NEW YORK 


WANT RECORDS & TAPES: 45s AND LPs Surplus re- 
turns. overstock cut-outs. etc. Call or write HARRY 
WARRINER at KNICKERBOCKER MUSIC CO 453 
McLean Ave . Yonkers. New York 10705 (914) GR 
6-7778 


LEADING TAPE AND RECORD DISTRIBUTORS OF 
all labels Will sell current & cut-out merchandise at 
lowest prices. Member of NARM. Send for 
catalogues. CANDY STRIPE RECORDS, INC. 17 
Alabama Avenue. Island Park, New York 11558 
516-432-0047, 516-432-0048, 212-895-2693. 


FREE CATALOG — COMPLETE ONE-STOP 
Specializing in oldies but goodies Wholesale only. 
Paramount Record Co.. One Colonial Gate, Plain- 
view, LI , NY 11803 


OPERATORS — WE BUY USED RECORDS NOT 
OVER 1 year old — 10<t each plus postage. JOHN 
M AYLESWORTH & CO 9701 Central Ave.. 
Garden Grove, Calif. 92644 (714) 537-5939. 


King of Music Records is looking for masters. Send 
copies to KING OF MUSIC RECORDS. 806-16th 
Avenue, South. Suite 217, Nashville, Tennessee 
37203, or call (615) 242-2023. 


8-TRACK TAPES — 75 cents each, made frpm your, 
master or album, Ray Reeves, GUSTO RECORDS: 
INC., 220 Boscobal St.. Nashville. Tenn. 37213, 
(615) 256-1656. 


January 3. 1976 


23 




cash box/ international news 


Warner-Pioneer 
Toasts 5 Years; 
Adds Deep Purple 

TOKYO — Warner-Pioneer Record Co. 
has celebrated its fifth anniversary with a 
party at the Tokyo Hilton hotel and the 
addition of Deep Purple as one of the 
new additions to its international rep- 
ertoire. 

At the party, a gold disk was awarded 
to Deep Purple for “Black Night 24 
Carat/Deep Purple" which sold over 
50,000 copies in Japan The award was 
presented by Warner-Pioneer president 
Shin Watanabe, who said, "We have 
many strong rock-artists in the WEA- 
group. Deep Purple presented many hits 
both to Japan and the world-market. So, 
it is very suitable to welcome Deep Pur- 
ple at the time as we celebrate our 5th 
anniversary.” 


Deep Purple is now touring Japan, 
playing concerts in four major cities. 



SYDNEY - Chris Gilbey (left) of Albert 
Productions accepts the Radio 3XY 
Silver Chart Award on behalf of John 
Paul Young, from 3XY personality Peter 
Grace 

"Yesterday's Hero” by John Paul 
Young held the number one position on 
the 3XY (Melbourne, Australia) chart for 
eight weeks and so became eligible for 
this coveted award from Australia's top 
rock radio station 

Other Australian artists to win 3XY 
awards were Skyhooks. Daryl Braith- 
waite, Bob Hudson, Hush, Ernie Sigley 
and Denise Drysdale 


RCA, Ziv Deal Over 
Rodgers, Hammerstein 
Canadian Prod., Dist. 

HOLLYWOOD - RCA of Canada, Ltd. 
and Ziv International Inc are wrapping 
up a deal for Canadian production and 
distribution rights to a two-record album 
of Rodgers and Hammerstein songs, 
titled "Enchanted Evenings,” whose 
rights are controlled by Ziv, The LP is a 
compilation of songs recorded over the 
years by top artists, including 
"Oklahoma” sung by John Raitt, “Some 
Enchanted Evening,” sung by Ezio 
Pinza, "I Enjoy Being A Girl” (Florence 
Henderson), "Something Wonderful” 
(Dinah Shore), “Climb Every Mountain" 
(Tony Bennett), “June Is Bustin' Out All 
Over” (Claramae Turner and Barbara 
Ruick), "My Favorite Things" (Mary 
Martin), “What’s The Use Of Wonder- 
ing?” (Jan Clayton), "People Will Say 
We're In Love” (Gordon McCrea, Shirley 
Jones), “There Is Nothin' Like A Dame" 
(South Pacific cast singers); “Hello 
Young Lovers" (Gertrude Lawrence), 
"The Surrey With The Fringe On Top” 
(John Raitt), "It Might As Well Be 
Spring" (Mary Martin), "Younger Than 
Springtime" (Mario Lanza). "Do-Re-Mi" 
(Julie Andrews), "Oh What A Beautiful 
Morning" (Alfred Drake); “A Wonderful 
Guy" (Mary Martin), “Edelweiss" (Ed 
Ames). "Bali Hai" (Juanita Hall), "You'll 
Never Walk Alone” (Patrice Munsel). 



PUNCHING UP ANOTHER GOLD 
RECORD - The Bay City Rollers are pic- 
tured with world light-heavyweight box- 
ing champ John Conteh as he presents 
them with a gold record for their new 
English LP "Wouldn't You Like It?" 

Wilhelm Kempff: 
Gold Disk At 80 

MUNICH — A rare event has occurred in 
the classical music world as pianist 
Wilhelm Kempff has been awarded a 
gold disk (250,000 sales) for his album of 
Beethoven's Fifth Piano Concerto with 
the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra con- 
ducted by Ferdinand Leitner The re- 
cording was on the Deutsche Gram- 
mophon label, where Kempff has been 
for the last 55 years. The award was 
made at a special reception to coincide 
with his 80th birthday, and was made by 
Polydor international senior vice presi- 
dent J Deiter Bliersbach Also, to mark 
his birthday, Polydor has released four 
boxed sets, totalling 30 albums with the 
overall title "Hommage A Wilhelm 
Kempff ” 


Bell, Cowley Form Cowbell; 
EMI Buys Talk Of The Town’ 


LONDON Two of the founders of the 

Chrysalis Agency, Kenny Bell and 
Richard Cowley have come to an amica- 
ble agreement with joint chairman of 
Chrysalis, Terry Ellis and Chris Wright 
whereby they will form theirown agency, 
to be known as The Cowbell Agency, 
and will transfer the goodwill of the 
Chrysalis Agency to it. They will move in- 
to new offices on London’s George 
Street Commenting on the reason for 
the closure of the Chrysalis Agency 
Chris Wright said. "The move is regarded 
as being a major step in establishing 
Chrysalis as primarily a recording, 
publishing and studio company. This will 
be the future orientation of the com- 
pany." Cowley and Bell have handled a 
large number of acts, not necessarily on 
the Chrysalis label, since the formation 
in 1 969 Artists to be handled by the new 
company include Bryan Ferry, Fox. 
Jethro Tull. Johnny Cash, Nazareth, 
Procol Harum, Roxy Music, Sailor, Ten 
Years After and the Sensational Alex 
Harvey Band Staff currently employed 
will transfer to the new agency. 

It has been announced that EMI has 
bought from the Trust Houses Forte 
Hotel and Restaurant group the famed 
London nightery The Talk Of The Town." 
The Talk" as it is affectionately known 
was launched in 1958 by Sir Charles 
Forte and Sir Bernard Delfont who has 
always been responsible for the enter- 
tainment aspect of the business, a role in 
which he will continue now that EMI has 
acquired the venue. From the outset, 
artists have never been paid huge sums 
for appearing there, so that a reasonable 
price may be charged to customers want- 
ing first class entertainment with a good 
meal This policy will continue It has 
been rumored that the Talk" has not 


been as successful as Forte would have 
liked in recent years and that this is the 
reason for the sale. EMI chairman John 
Read said, “This is a splendid addition to 
our various entertainment interests. The 
Talk Of The Town will be under the con- 
tinued supervision of Sir Bernard Del- 
font, the group's entertainment director, 
and will provide the public with the same 
high standard entertainment as they 
have enjoyed in the past " 

The Bay City Rollers keep moving in a 
positive direction with advance orders 
on their new album “Wouldn't You Like 
It" totalling 400.000, theoretically quali- 
fying for three gold disks. This figure is 
one of the largest advanced orders ever 
achieved by an album in the UK BCR's 
two previous albums "Rollin' ” and 
"Once Upon A Star" qualified for 
platinum disks — 1 million pounds worth 
of sales. The awards were made on the 
eve of the BCR's Australian tour, by 
world light heavyweight boxing cham- 
pion John Donteh (see photo). 

Former Head of April Music and 
Yorkshire TVs record and publishing 
company Deke Arlon has made his debut 
as a theatrical producer with a play writ- 
ten by Caryl Brahms and Ned Sherrin, 
titled "Nickleby And Me." Arlon also 
heads the Gurusama group of companies 
currently involved with the group Fox. 
The play opened at the Stratford East 
Theater Royal on Dec. 16 starring Peter 
Baylissand Ann Beach. 

Chrysalis has signed a recording and 
publishing deal with singer/songwriter 
Philip Goodhand-Tait, previously with 
DJM. Chrysalis will handle Goodhand- 
Tait’s publishing company, Spaniel 
Music, on a worldwide basis. He will start 
work on his first album for the company 
in January 



AMERICA AND THE BEAUTIFUL Dewey Bunnell. Gerry Beckley and Dan Peek, 
members of rock group America, pose with international winners of the "Sister 
Golden Hair" contest conducted by Warner Bros Records Organized by Warners in- 
ternational director Tom Ruffmo, contests were set up in seven different countries 
and sponsored by the label's local directors Once selected, the winning Sisters 
Golden Hair were flown to the United States last week to meet America (the group). 
In Los Angeles, on tours conducted by Ruffmo and David Franco of W E. A Interna- 
tional, the girls visited the Burbank Studios, brunched at the Sheraton Universal and 
spent a day with America at Disneyland Pictured left to right (seated): Patricia Van De 
Noordaa (Holland). Gabi Schoor-Winter (Austria), Jamne Neutboom (Holland), Kaoru 
Shimogafuji (Japan). Heather Davey (South Africa). Linda Fosker (England). Left to 
right (top), Eva Kittelburger (Germany), young Americans Dewey Bunnell, Gerry 
Beckley and Dan Peek, and Sue Farrow ( New Zealand). 


Talks Underway For GRT Purchase 


TORONTO — What has been rumor in 
recent weeks has now become news A 
Toronto group, headed up by well- 
known Canadian impressario Bill Ballard, 
is down to the line in talks on the taking 
over of GRT’s Canadian operation Price 
would seem to be the last hurdle to cross 
before nailing the deal down. Also in- 
volved is Ed Cowan, publisher of Satur- 


day Night and a principle backer of 
Toronto's Thunder Sound, Bernie 
Finkelstein, one of Canada’s most suc- 
cessful managers (Bruce Cockburn, Mur- 
ray McLauchlan. Dan Hill) and owner of 
True North Records and a partner in 
Finklestein-Fiedler, a booking-manage- 
ment-publicity-concert production firm 


BELGIAN REPORT 

INELCO welcomes Juliette Greco to 
the RCA label. The French star did an 
eight-day tour of Belgium to promote her 
new single "Donne-moi" and her first 
RCA album. Press reactions were very 
good and she is to return in early January 
for a TV performance Inelco keeps it on 
the French side of business with the re- 
lease of a new single "Joli Sapin” by 
Michel Fugain et le Big Bazar Fugain re- 
corded the song for TV His rendering 
turned out so captivating that the RTB- 
TV network decided to air it again on 
Christmas eve 

BMI — Johnny Hoes has three big hits 
to come "Ach Moeder Laat Mij Leven" 
by Zangeres zonder Naam Joe Harris 
has translated the German evergreen 
"Fahr Mich In Die Feme” for his new 
forty-five, “Vaar Mij Terug." The Sam 
Cook song "Bring It On Home To Me" 
is the newest from Octopus, a group with 
strong vocal qualities. 

HIFI-Home Productions announces the 
release of Urbanus van Anus" second 
album on the Parsifal label One side was 
recorded in concert and the other in the 
.studio 

Phonogram has released some impor- 
tant Dutch productions. The new Rob de 
Nijs album "Kijken Hoe Het Morgen 
Wordt" was produced by Boudewijn de 
Groot Arranger Bert Paige did a mighty 
good job and the first copy of the album 
was presented to Rob by Liesbeth List. 
Kris de Bruyne s first LP "Qok Voor Jou" 
is a winner for Phonogram. The singer 
has some busy days to come as every DJ 
wants to talk to him Guido & Gezellen 
also have their first album released on 
the Philips label The group did two TV 
shows in five days 


24 


January 3. 1976 





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12/27 

1 

CHICAGO’S GREATEST HITS 


33 

FACE THE MUSIC 


66 

PLACES AND SPACES 



(Columbia PC 33900) 

1 

ELECTRIC LIGHT ORCHESTRA (UA LA 546-G) 

29 


DONALD BYRD (Blue Note BNLA549-G) (Dist U A ) 

58 

2 

HISTORY - AMERICA’S 


34 

GORD’S GOLD 


67 

ERIC CARMEN 



GREATEST HITS 



GORDON LIGHTFOOTlWarner Bros. BS 2237) 

37 


(Arista AL 4057) 

76 


AMERICA (Warner Bros BS2894) 

2 

35 

THE HUNGRY YEARS 


68 

PRISONER IN DISGUISE 


3 

WINDSONG 



NEIL SEDAKA (MCA/Rocket PIG 2157) 

34 


LINDA RONSTADT (Asylum 7E 1045) 

54 


JOHN DENVER IRCA APL 1-1 183) 

3 

36 

LET’S DO IT AGAIN 


69 

BEGINNINGS 


4 

GRATITUDE 



THE STAPLE SINGERS (Curtom CU 5005) 

36 


STEVE HOWE (Atlantic SD 1 81 54) 

89 


EARTH, WINDS FIRElCol PG 33694) 

5 

37 

AN EVENING WITH WALLY 


70 

TOYS IN THE ATTIC 


5 

THE HISSING OF SUMMER 



LONDO FEATURING BILL 



AEROSMITH (Columbia PC 33479) 

65 


LAWNS 

JONI MITCHELL (Asylum 7E 1051) 

6 


SLASZO 

GEORGE CARLIN (Little David LD 1008) 

38 

71 

CRISIS? WHAT CRISIS? 

SUPERTRAMP (ASM 4560) 

77 

6 

ROCK OF THE WESTIES 

ELTON JOHN (MCA 2163) 


38 

NORTHERN LIGHTS- 


72 

JOURNEY TO LOVE 





SOUTHERN CROSS 



STANLEY CLARKE (Nemperor NE 433) 

42 

7 

KC AND THE SUNSHINE BAND 

IT K 603) 

8 


THE BAND (Capitol ST 1 1440) 

40 

73 

MIDNIGHT LIGHTNING 



39 

WAKE UP EVERYBODY 



J 1 Ml HENDRIX [Warner Bros MS 2229) 

49 

8 

REDOCTUPUS 

IFFFFR^OM STARSHIP 



HAROLD MELVIN S THE BLUENOTES 







(Phila Int'l PZ 33808) 

43 

74 

THE LAST RECORD ALBUM 



(Grunt BFL 1-099) (Dist RCA) 

7 

40 

MOVIN’ ON 



LITTLE FEAT (Warner Brothers BS 2884) 

59 

9 

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHRISTMAS 

JOHN DENVER (RCA APL 1-0201 ) 

12 

41 

COM MODORES ( Motown M6-848S1 ) 

A NIGHT AT THE OPERA 

41 

75 

SHAVED FISH 

JOHN LENNON (Apple SW 3421 ) 

68 

10 

STILL CRAZY AFTER ALL 



QUEEN (Elektra 7E-1053) 

92 

76 

SCHOOL BOYS IN DISGUISE . 

THE Kl NKSt RCA LPL 15102) 

86 


THESE YEARS 


42 

FLEETWOOD MAC 




PAUL SIMON (Columbia PC 33540) 

TRYIN’ TO GET THE FEELING 

9 


(Warner Bros MS 2225) 

35 

77 

CLEARLY LOVE 

OLIVIA NEWT ON- JOHN ( MCA 2148) 

74 

11 


43 

ELTON JOHN’S GREATEST HITS 





BARRY MANILOWl Arista 4060) 

1 1 


(MCA 2128) 

44 

78 

BORN TO RUN 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Columbia PC 33795) 

71 

12 

HELEN REDDY’S GREATEST 


44 

BLAST FROM YOUR PAST 





HITS 



RINGO STARR (Apple SW3422) 

46 

79 

FANDANGO 



(Capitol ST 11467) 

16 

45 

STORY 



ZZ TOP (London PS 656) 

81 

13 

FAMILY REUNION 



THE FOUR SEASONS (Private Stock PS 7000) 

51 

80 

MAN-CHILD 


THE O JAYS (Phila Int i PZ 33807) 

14 

46 

CITY OF ANGELS 



HERBIE HANCOCK (Columbia PC 3381 2) 

73 


14 

NUMBERS 

15 


THE MIRACLES (Tamla T6-339S1 ) 

47 

81 

CITY LIFE 

THE BLACKBYRDS (Fantasy F9490) 

83 


CAT STEVENS (ASM SP4555) 

47 

SIREN 



15 

SEALS & CROFTS’ GREATEST 



ROXY MUSIC (Atco SD 36-127) 

61 

82 

FOOL FOR THE CITY 

FOGHAT ( Bearsville 6959) 

82 


HITS 


48 

COME TASTE THE BAND 






(Warner Bros BS 2886) 

10 


DEEP PURPLE (Warner Bros PR 2895) 

56 

83 

HOT CHOCOLATE 

HOT CHOCOLATE (Big Tree BT 8951 2) 

91 

16 

BREAKAWAY 


49 

DESOLATION BLVD. 




ART GARFUNKEL (Columbia PC 33700) 

13 


SWEET (Capitol ST 1 1395) 

50 

84 

THE FACES I’VE BEEN 









JIM CROCE (Lifesong LS 900) 

80 

17 

BAY CITY ROLLERS 


50 

WHO AMI 






(Arista AL4049) 

22 


DAVID RUFFIN (Motown M6-849-S1 ) 

53 

85 

THE HEAT IS ON 









THE ISLEY BROTHERS (T-Neck PZ 33536) 

85 

18 

ALIVE 


51 

JOHN DENVER S GREATEST 





KISS (Casablanca NBLP 7020) 

18 


HITS 


86 

HORSES 


rfhL 




(RCA CPL 1-0374) 

55 


PATTI SMITH (Arista AL 4060) 

96 

19 

THE BEST OF CARLY SIMON 







(Elektra 7E-1048) 

24 

52 

LOVE WILL KEEP US 


87 

DIAMONDS & RUST 

JOAN BAEZ (ASM SP4527) 

MORRIS ALBERT 

84 

20 

ONE OF THESE NIGHTS 

EAGLES (Asylum 7E 1039) 

17 

53 

TOGETHER 

THE CAPTAIN 8 TENNILLElA&M 3505) 

SPINNERS LIVE 

52 

88 

(RCA APL 1-1018) 

95 

21 

SAVE ME 


57 


SILVER CONVENTION 

19 


(Atlantic SD 2-910) 

89 

SOLID SILVER 



(Midland Int i BKL 11-11 29) (Dist RCA) 


SWANS AGAINST THE SUN 


QUICKSILVER MESSENGER SERVICE 





54 



(Capitol ST 11462) 

78 

22 

MAHOGANY 



MICHAEL MURPHEY (Epic PE 33851) 

60 





ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FEATURING 





90 

SEDAKA’S BACK 



DIANA ROSS (Motown M6-858S1 ) 

25 

55 

LAZY AFTERNOON 


NEIL SEDAKA (Rocket 463) (Dist MCA) 

88 





BARBRA STREISAND (Columbia PC 3381 5) 

32 




23 

WISH YOU WERE HERE 



WIND ON THE WATER 

DAVID CROSBY/GRAHAM NASH (ABC ABCD 902) 


91 

PHOTOGRAPHS AND 



PINK FLOYD (Columbia PC 33453) 

20 

56 

21 

MEMORIES, HIS GREATEST 


24 

RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA 






HITS 

121 

KHAN 


57 

TIMES OF YOUR LIFE 



JIM CROCE (ABC ABCD 835) 


RUFUS (ABC ABCD 909) 

30 


PAUL ANKA (U A LA569-G) 

72 

92 

MAKING MUSIC 


25 

FEELS SO GOOD 


58 

MAIN COURSE 

66 


BILL WITHERS (Columbia PC 33704) 

94 

GROVER WASHINGTON. JR (KuduKU24S1) 

ZUMA 

NEIL YOUNG (Warner Brothers MS 2242) 

23 

59 

BEE GEES (RSO SO 4807) 

RHINESTONE COWBOY 

93 

ARE YOU READY FOR FREDDY 

FREDDY FENDER (ABC/Dot DOSD 2044) 

100 



26 


27 


GLEN CAMPBELL (Capitol 11430) 

63 

94 

PRESSURE SENSITIVE 








RONNIE LAWS (Blue Note BN-UA 452-G) 

99 

27 

THE WHO BY NUMBERS 

THE WHO (MCA 2161 ) 

28 

60 

2ND ANNIVERSARY 

GLADYS KNIGHT 8 THE PIPS (Buddah BDS 5639) 

PHILADELPHIA FREEDOM 

MFSB (Phil Int i. PZ 33845) 

45 

95 

SIMON &GARFUNKEL’S 
GREATEST HITS 


28 

BARRY WHITE’S GREATEST 


61 

62 


(Col. PC31350) 

93 


HITS 

26 




96 

INSEPARABLE 




62 

THE ROAD GOES ON FOREVER 


NATALIE COLE (Capitol 1 1429) 

75 


BLACK BEAR ROAD 

CW McCALL (MGM 5008) 



THE ALLMAN BROTHERSBAND 





29 

48 


(Capricorn 2CP0164) 

69 

97 

YELLOW FEVER 

HOT TUNA (Grunt BFL 1 1 238 ) 

87 


HOUSE PARTY 


63 

YOU 





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CO 

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31 

ARETHA FRANKLIN (Atlantic SD 1 81 51 ) 

64 

98 

RED HEADED STRANGER 



THE TEMPTATIONS(GordyG6-973S1 ) 

HONEY 

64 

WHO LOVES YOU 


WILLIE NELSON (Columbia KC33482) 

97 



31 

33 


THE FOUR SEASONS (Warner Bros BS 2900) 

70 

99 

BELLAVIA 



THE OHIO PLAYERS (Mercury SRM 1-1038) 

LOVE TO LOVE YOU BABY 

65 

CAPTAIN FANTASTIC AND THE 


CHUCK MANGIONE (A&M SP4557) 

103 



32 

39 


BROWN DIRT COWBOY 


100 

ATLANTIC CROSSING 



DONNA SUMMER (Oasis OCLP 500) 


ELTON JOHN (MCA 2142) 

67 

ROD STEWART (Warner Bros. BS 2875) 

98 


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101 OUR DAY WILL COME 12/27 

FRANKIE VALLI (Private Stock PS 2006) 105 

102 YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL 

THE STYLISTICS (AvcoAV 69010) 101 

103 BACK HOME AGAIN 

JOHN DENVER IRCACPL 1-0548) 102 

104 SKY HIGH 

JIGSAW (Chelsea CHL 509) 126 

105 BEFORE THE NEXT TEARDROP 
FALLS 

FREDDY FENDER (ABC/Dot 2020) 109 

106 CAT STEVENS’ GREATEST HITS 

(A&M4519) 107 

107 LIVE 

STEPHEN STILLS (Atlantic SD 1 8156) 182 

108 THE CAR OVER THE LAKE ALBUM 

OZARK MOUNTAIN DAREDEVILS (ASM SP 4549) 79 

109 JOHN DENVER CHRISTMAS 
GSFTPAK 

(RCA APL 2-1 263) 156 

110 ANOTHER LIVE 

TODD RUNDGREN S UTOPIA (W B BR6961) 90 

111 TOGETHER 

ANNE MURRAY (Capitol ST 11443) 1 18 

112 RATTLESNAKE 

OHIO PLAYERS (Westbound W-211) 125 

113 IS IT SOMETHING I SAID 

RICHARD PRYOR (Warner Bros MS 2227) 1 10 

114 BARRY MANILOW I 

(Arista 4007) 116 

115 DAWN’S GREATEST HITS 

TONY ORLANDO & DAWN I Arista AL 4045) 1 17 

116 MR. JAWS 

DICKIE GOODMAN (Cash CR 6000) 119 

117 DREAMING A DREAM 

CROWN HEIGHTS AFFAIR (Delite DEP 201 7) ( Dist: PIP) 114 

118 NEW YORK CONNECTION 

TOM SCOTT (Ode SP 77033) 153 

119 EXTRA TEXTURE 

GEORGE HARRISON (Apple SW 3420) 1 15 

120 PARADISE WITH AN OCEAN VIEW 

COUNTRY JOE MCDONALD ( Fantasy F9495) 1 20 

121 MASQUE 

KANSAS ( Kirshner PZ 33806) (Dist Epic) 144 

122 FUNKY KINGSTON 

TOOTS AND THE MAYTALS (Island ILPS 9330) 1 1 1 

123 BETWEEN THE LINES 

JANIS IAN (Columbia PC 33394) 124 

1 24 SEARCHIN’ FOR A RAINBOW 

MARSHALL TUCKER (Capricorn CP 1031) 128 

125 CAPTURED ANGEL 

DAN FOGELBERG (Full Moon/Epic PE 33499) 113 

126 FRANKIE VALLI GOLD 

FRANKIE VALLI (Private Stock PS 2001 ) 136 

127 YOU GOTTA WASH YOUR ASS 

REDD FOXX (Atlantic SD 181 57) 135 

128 VENUS AND MARS 

WINGS (Capitol SMAS 11419) 134 

129 THE THREE DEGREES LIVE 

(Phila Int i PZ 33840) 130 

130 PRESSURE DROP 

ROBERTPALMER (Island ILPS9372) 131 

1 31 THAT’S THE WAY OF THE WORLD 

EARTH, WIND & FIRE (Columbia PC 33280) 133 

132 WILL O’ THE WISP 

LEON RUSSELL (Shelter SR 21 38) 123 

133 AL GREEN IS LOVE 

(Hi SHL 32092) 122 

134 X-RATED 

PI ACK OAK ARK ANRAR I MCA 21 55) 137 


135 

136 

137 

138 

139 

140 

141 

142 

143 

144 

145 

146 

147 

148 

149 

150 

151 

152 

153 

154 

155 

156 

157 

158 

159 

160 

161 

162 

163 

164 

165 

166 


IT’S ONLY LOVE 

12/27 

167 

RITA COOLIDGE (A&M SP4531) 

RADIO ACTIVITY 

147 

168 

KRAFTWERK (Capitol ST 11457) 

INDISCREET 

138 

169 

SPARKS 1 Island ILPS 9345) 

FANCY DANCER 

139 

170 

BOBBI HUMPHREY (Blue Note BN LA 550-G) 

(Dist: U. A.) 

132 

171 

BA-FA 

THE HUDSON BROS. (Rocket PIG 2169) 

141 

173 

HAVE YOU EVER SEEN THE RAIN 

STANLEY TURRENTINE (Fantasy F-9493) 

AROUND THE WORLD LIVE IN 

1 27 

173 

CONCERT 

THE OSMONDS (MGM M3JB-501 2) 

143 

174 

FLAT AS A PANCAKE 

HEADEAST (A&M SP4537) 

142 

175 

A QUIET STORM 


176 

SMOKEY ROBINSON (Tamla T6-33781 ) 

INSIDE 

145 

177 

KENNY RANKIN (Little David LD 1009) 

154 


THE BAND PLAYS ON 

BACKSTREETCRAWLER ( Atco SD 36-1 25) 

FEELINGS 

146 

178 

JOHNNY MATHIS (Columbia PC 3388 7) 

CATCH A FIRE 

163 

179 

BOB MARLEY & THE WAILERS (Island ILPS 9241 ) 

WHEN LOVE IS NEW 

129 

180 

BILLY PAUL (Phila Int i PZ 33843) 

151 

181 

DRAMA V 

THE DRAMATICS (ABC ABCD 916) 

THE SALSOUL ORCHESTRA 

140 

182 

SALSOUL ORCHESTRA (Salsoul SZS 5501 ) 

TEASER 

159 

183 

TOMMY BOLIN (Nemperor NE 436) 

BREAKFAST SPECIAL 

174 

184 

PETE WINGFIELD (Island ILPS 9333) 

FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO SOUTH 

152 

185 

CAROLINA 

GILSCOTT-HERON & BRIAN JACKSON 


186 

(Arista AL 4044) 

148 

187 

EQUINOX 

STYX (A&M SP 4559) 

171 

188 

DARK SIDE OF THE MOON 

PINK FLOYD (Capitol 11163) 

WHY CAN’T WE BE FRIENDS 

158 

189 

WAR (United Artists LA 441-G) 

155 

190 

TED NUGENT 


(Epic PE 33692) 

TIME FOR ANOTHER 

169 

191 

ACE ( Anchor ANCL 201 3) 

WHO’S TO BLESS AND WHO’S TO 

170 

192 

BLAME 

KRIS KRISTOFFERSON ( Monument PZ 33379) 

161 

193 

FALUN’ IN LOVE 

HAMILTON, JOE FRANK & REYNOLDS 
( Playboy PB 407) 

WIRE FIRE 

167 

194 

195 

SAVOY BROWN [London PS 659) 

THE MANHATTAN TRANSFER 

162 

196 

(ATLANTIC SD 18133) 

104 

197 

THE DREAMWEAVER 

GARY WRIGHT (Warner Bros. BS 2868) 

PICK OF THE UTTER 

165 


198 

SPINNERS (Atlantic SD 18141) 

112 


HIGH ON YOU 

SLY STONE (Epic PE 33482) 

HAIR OF THE DOG 

106 

199 

NAZARETH (A&M SP4511) 

177 

200 


Ace 158 

Aerosmith 70 

Albert, Morris 88 

Allman Brothers 62 

America 2 

Angel 179 

Anka. Paul 57 

Back Street Crawler 145 

Baez, Joan 87 

Band 38 

Bay City Rollers 17 

Bee Gees 58 

Blackbyrds 81 

Black Oak Arkansas 134 

Bolin, Tommy 151 

Byrd. Donald 66 

Campbell, Glen 59 

Captain & Tennllle, The 52 

Carlin, George 37 

Carmen, Eric 67 

Cate Brothers 196 

Charlie Daniels Band 185 

Chicago 1 

Chieftains 199 

Clarke, Stanley 72 

Cobham, Billy 168 

Cole. Natalie 96 

Commodores 40 

Coolidge, Rita 135 

Croce, Jim 84,91 

Crosby. David/Nash. Graham , 56 


Crown Heights Affair 

Daltrey. Roger 

Deep Purple 

Denver, John .... 3,9,51 

Dramatics 

Eagles 

Earth, Wind & Fire 

Electric Light Orchestra 

Fender, Freddy 

Fleetwood Mac 

Fogelberg. Dan 

Foghat 

Four Seasons 

Foxx, Redd 

Franklin, Aretha 

Gallagher, Rory 

Garfunkel. Art 

Goodman, Dickie 

Green, Al 

Hamilton, Joe Frank 

& Reynolds 

Hancock, Herbie 

Harrison. George ...... 

Head East 

Hendrix, Jimi 

Hill, Dan 
History Of 
British Rock 

Hot Chocolate 

Hot Tuna 

Howe. Steve 


ALPHABETIZED TOP 200 ALBUMS (BY ARTIST) 


AGAINST THE GRAIN 12/27 

RORYGALLAGHER (Chrysalis CHR 1098) 168 

A FUNKY THIDE OF SINGS 

BILLY COBHAM (Atlantic SD 18149) 108 

AIN’T NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY 

HELEN REDDY (Capitol ST 1 1418) 175 

THE VERY BEST OF RAY STEVENS 

l Barn aby BR 6018) 181 

GREETINGS FROM ASBURY PARK 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN (Columbia KC 31903) 1 72 

RIDE A ROCK HORSE 

ROGER DALTREY (MCA 2147) 150 

FLEETWOOD MAC IN CHICAGO 

(SIRE Sash 3715/2) 179 

TRACK OF THE CAT 

DIONNE WARWICK (Warner Bros BS2893) 178 

NIGHTHAWKS AT THE DINER 

TOM WAITS (Asylum 7E 2008) 176 

SHAME ON THE WORLD 

THE MAIN INGREDIENT (RCA APL 1-1003) 180 

MUSIC MAESTRO PLEASE 

LOVE UNLIMITED ORCHESTRA 1 20th Century T480) 185 

HISTORY OF BRITISH ROCK 
VOLUME 3 

(SIRE Sash 3712/2) 186 

ANGEL 

(Casablanca NBLP 7021 ) 188 

SAFETY ZONE 

BOBBY WOMACK (United Artists LA 544G) 183 

OWL CREEK INCIDENT 

PRELUDE (Pye 12120) 190 

ENCORE! 

CHUCK MANGIONE ( Mercury SR M-1-1 050) 

DAN HILL 

(20th Century T-500) 193 

THAT NIGGER’S CRAZY 

RICHARD PRYOR ( Reprise MS 2241 ) 189 

NIGHTRIDER 

CHARLIE DANI ELS BAND Kama Sutra KSBS 2067) 1 87 

ORDINARY FOOL 

PAUL WILLIAMS (A&M 4550) 191 

MELLOW MADNESS 

QUINCY JONES (A&M SP4526) 164 

OMMADAWN 

MIKE OLDFIELD (Virgin PZ 3391 3) 197 

TOUCH 

JOHN KLEMMER (ABC ABCD922) 195 

SUPERSOUND 

JIMMYCASTOR BUNCH (Atlantic 18150) 166 

THE BOBBY VINTON SHOW 

(ABC ABCD 924) 194 

DON’T IT FEEL GOOD 

RAMSEY LEWIS (Columbia PC 33800) 1 73 

TAPESTRY 

CAROLE KING (Ode 77099) (Dist A&M) 196 

KICKIN’ 

THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY (ABC ABCD 899) 200 

ALL AROUND MY HAT 

STEELEYESPAN (Chrysalis CHR 1091) 198 

CATE BROTHERS 

(Asylum 7E 1 050) 

ROYAL BED BOUNCER 

KAYAK (Janus JXS 7023) 1 99 

BEVERLY SILLS SINGS VICTOR 
HERBERT 

(Angel S3716) (Dist Capitol) 

THE CHIEFTAINS 

(Island ILPS 9334) 

THE TIME IS RIGHT 

THE LETTERMEN (Capitol SW 11470) 


. 117 

172 
48 

103,109 
149 
20 
14.131 
33 
93.105 
42.173 
125 
82 
45,64 
127 
. 63 

. ... 167 
16 
116 
.133 


. 160 
. 80 
119 
142 
. 73 
. 183 

178 
83 
97 
. 69 


Hudson Bros 139 

Humphrey, Bobbi 138 

Ian. Janis 123 

Isley Bros 85 

Jefferson Starship 8 

Jigsaw 104 

Jimmy Castor Bunch 190 

John, Elton 6,43,65 

Jones. Quincy 187 

Kansas 121 

Kayak 197 

KC&The 

Sunshine Band 7 

King, Carole 193 

Kinks 76 

Kiss 18 

Klemmer. John 189 

Knight. Gladys & The Pips 60 

Kraftwerk 136 

Kristofferson. Kris 159 

Laws. Ronnie 94 

Lennon, John 75 

Letterman 200 

Lewis, Ramsey 192 

Lightfoot. Gordon 34 

Little Feat 74 

Love Unlimited Orchestra ... 1 77 

Main Ingredient 176 

Mangione. Chuck 99.182 

Manhattan Transfer 162 

Manilow. Barry 11.114 


Marley, Boo 147 

Marshall Tucker Band .124 

Mathis, Johnny 146 

McCall, C.W 29 

McDonald, Country Joe 120 

Melvin, Harold/Bluenotes . . . 39 
MFSB 61 

Mighty Clouds Of Joy 194 

Miracles 46 

Mitchell, Joni 5 

Murphey, Michael 54 

Murray. Anne Ill 

Nazareth 166 

Nelson, Willie 98 

Newton-John, Olivia 77 

Nugent, Ted 157 

Ohio Players 31112 

O Jays 13 

Oldfield, Mike 188 

Orlando, Tony & Dawn 115 

Osmonds 141 

Ozark Mtn Daredevils 108 

Palmer, Robert 130 

Paul, Billy 148 

Pink Floyd 23,155 

Prelude .181 

Pryor, Richard 1 1 3. 1 84 

Queen 41 

Quicksilver Messenger 

Service 89 

Rankin, Kenny 144 


Reddy, Helen 12.169 

Robinson, Smokey 143 

Ronstadt. Linda 68 

Roxy Music 47 

Rundgren. Todd/Utopia 110 

Ruffin. David 50 

Rufus 24 

Russell. Leon 132 

Salsoul Orchestra 150 

Savoy Brown 161 

Scott, Tom 118 

Scott- Heron Gil 153 

Seals & Crofts 15 

Sedaka. Neil 35.90 

Sills, Beverly 198 

Silver Convention 19 

Simon. Carly 19 

Simon, Paul 10 

Simon & Garfunkel 95 

Smith, Patti 86 

Sparks 137 

Spinners 53.164 

Springsteen, Bruce 78.171 

Staple Singers 36 

Starr. Ringo 44 

Steeleye Span 195 

Stevens. Cat 14,106 

Stevens, Ray 170 

Stewart. Rod 100 

Stills, Stephen 107 

Stone, Sly 165 


Streisand. Barbra 55 

Stylistics 102 

Styx. 154 

Summer. Donna 32 

Supertramp 71 

Sweet 49 

Temptations 30 

Three Degrees 129 

Tootsand the Maytals 122 

Turrentine, Stanley 140 

Valli. Frankie 101.126 

Vinton. Bobby 191 

Waits. Tom 175 

War 156 

Warwick, Dionne 174 

Washington, Jr . Grover 25 

White, Barry 28 

Who 27 

Williams. Paul 186 

Wingfield, Pete 152 

Wings 128 

Withers. Bill 92 

Womack, Bobby 180 

Wright. Gary 163 

Young, Neil 26 

ZZ Top 79 

Soundtracks 

Mahogany 22 



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pop picks 


HOT — James Brown - Polydor PD 6059 - 
Producer: James Brown - List: 6.98 

James Brown continues to be the master of 
tried and true funk and on "Hot " Brown's true 
capabilities shine through Slithery vocals over a 
super heavy rhythmic base make the movable 
most of each cut There's no place for this record 
that a dance floor won't cure as each cut is suita- 
ble for moving feet and other bodily functions. 
Top listens include "The Future Shock Of The 
World," "(I Love You) For Sentimental Reasons" 
and "Hot (I Need To Be Loved. Loved, Loved, 
Loved)." This is a party record You may now play 
it. 


TROPEA - Tropea - Marlin 2200 - Producer: 
John Tropea - List: 6.98 

"Tropea" is no mere excursion into the ex- 
pectedness of one sound Through each com- 
position runs the light and dark of jazz, rock, soul, 
latin and untold numbers of interrelated in- 
fluences Tropea's guitar work is crisp and to the 
point, while his accompanying musicians are 
more than equal to the task. FM and jazz playlists 
and this record are the twain that's sure to meet 
Top listens include "7th Heaven," The Brat,” 
“Just Blue" and "Cisco Disco Pick up on this re- 
cord 


MYSTIC VOYAGE - Roy Ayers Ubiquity - 
Polydor PD 6057 - Producer: Roy Ayers - List: 
6.98 

"Mystic Voyage" is the perfect musical mar- 
riage of a whole lot of musical influences Roy 
Ayers and band, on a variety of uptempo and 
laidback numbers, combine the best of jazz, soul 
and south of the border into songs that are pro- 
gressive in an oh-so-subtle way Jazz and soul 
stations will jump at the chance to add this to 
their playlists, be they AM or FM Top listens in- 
clude "The Black Five," "Take All The Time You 
Need" and "Life Is Just A Moment Parts 1 and 2 
Meditative and moveable 


RAISING HELL - The Fatback Band - Event EV 
6905 — Producer: The Fatback Band - List: 6.98 

"Raising Hell" is a pure kind of soul It's mova- 
ble but not so easily dismissed as disco The 
basic drive of the rhythmic ground has some 
melodic traces that give forth the favorable im- 
pression that the band is really trying Good soul 
and possible loose FM additions Top cuts in- 
clude “(Are You Ready) Do The Bus Stop," "Put 
Your Love (In My Tender Care),” "Groovy Kind 
Of Day” and a one of a kind reworking of "I Can t 
Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)." A mov- 
ing side to the black man's burden 


BAD LUCK - The Atlanta Disco Band - Ariola 
America ST 50004 - Producer: Dave Crawford - 
List: 6.98 

It's "lets take it to the dance floor time" as The 
Atlanta Disco Band churns out a series of 
thrashing disco numbers The overall density of 
production gives each cut more depth than 
normally expected from a disco record and thus 
makes the record an equally good listen AM and 
disco playlists are in the bag. Top listens include 
"My Soul Is Satisfied," "Do What You Feel." "I 
Am Trying" and a professional reworking of "Bad 
Luck." 


THE JOEY JEFFERSON BAND - The Joey Jef- 
ferson Band — Mutt and Jeff MJS 5002 - List: 
6.98 

The elements of soul and jazz collide on "The 
Joey Jefferson Band" and the result is a deft, 
creative mixture Guitar plays a big part in the 
overall blend as distinctive, crisp licks wend their 
way throughout an undulating rhythmic pattern 
Jazz and soul stations with a progressive bent 
will have a field day with all cuts. Top cuts in- 
clude "Baby Just To Love You," "Walk On By,” 
"Hot Fun In The Summertime" and "Sleep My 
Love. ” A record that's good for what listens you 



G.T. MOORE - G.T. Moore — Mercury 
SRM-11065 - Producers: G.T. Moore, Dave Blox- 
ham, Tony Braunagle - List: 6.98 

Reggae as such is usually presented as one 
form devoid of other influences. On “G.T. 
Moore" reggae's driving rhythm is mixed with 
everything but the kitchen sink with the result 
being one of the cleanest presentations in quite 
a while. Strains of rock, pop and blues swirl 
around the reggae beat while the proceedings 
are anchored by Moore's soulful vocals. Easy 
AM access while FM should not be ruled out. 
Top cuts include "Knocking On Heaven's Door," 
“Thou Shalt Not Kill" and "Move It On Up." 

THE BUTTERFLY BALL - Roger Glover and 
Guests — UK UKL 56000 — Producer: Roger 
Glover - List: 6.98 

"The Butterfly Ball" is an extravagant and suc- 
cessful attempt at telling a children's tale in a 
mature manner. Glover and company have com- 
bined music into a smooth fitting story line with 
the resultant concept proving a successful one. 
As a whole this recorded tale is a cinch FM shot 
while bits and pieces of this odyssey can easily 
stand alone. Top listens include "Sitting In A 
Dream," "Watch Out For The Bat," “Behind The 
Smile" and "No Solution." An ambitious project 
that works. 

DISCO CONNECTION — Isaac Hayes Movement 
— Hot Buttered Soul ABCD 923 — Producer: 
Isaac Hayes - List: 6.98 

Isaac Hayes has always been known for his 
ability to give a piece of music just that 
something extra. That’s exactly what happens on 
"Disco Connection" as The Movement enhances 
each song with clarity and, above all, spirit. The 
best way to sum it up is progressive disco. AM 
and soul stations should pick up on it as well as 
every disco in town Top cuts include "The First 
Day Of Forever." "Disco Connection," "Chop- 
pers” and "St. Thomas Square." This record is 
yours for the moving. 

DISCO REGGAE - Byron Lee And The Dragon- 
aires - Mercury SRM 11063 - Producers: Byron 
•Lee, Neville Hinds - List: 6.98 

"Disco Reggae" is an example of what hap- 
pens when you take a hard edged genre and 
mellow it out The basic rhythmic patterns cou- 
ple with subtle soul and island strains for a sound 
conducive to easy listening or moving Vocals 
glide easily within the taut instrumentation and 
make for an overall balance of sound Hot disco 
action and possibilities for ethnic playlists. Top 
cuts include "No Woman No Cry,” "Miss Wire 
Waist," "Talking Blues" and "Shaving Cream." 

ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK FROM THE MOVIE 
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO’S NEST - Jack 
Nitzsche — Fantasy F-9500 — Producer: Jack 
Nitzsche — List: 6.98 

With a movie such as "One Flew Over The 
Cuckoo's Nest" it takes a highly creative 
soundtrack to fully capture the compendium of 
emotions involved. This Jack Nitzsche does as 
his music seems to fit into every furrow and 
wrinkle of the movie’s theme. Top listens include 
"One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest," "Aloha Los 
Pescadores," "Bus Ride To Paradise" and "Play 
The Game ” "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's 
Nest” is movie music that can stand on its own. 


THE OTHER SIDE OF THE MOON - Redd Holt 
Unlimited - Paula LPS 4007 - Producer: Isaac 
Redd Holt - List: 6.98 

The elements of mellowed out jazz and soul 
come together on "The Other Side Of The 
Moon” as Redd Holt and his band set forth a 
moving belt of sound The appropriate mood is 
set by some sterling interplay between drums 
and keyboards as an aura of laidback movement 
hits on each cut. Jazz and lighter soul stations 
will be a cinch to add while certain FM outlets 
and middle of the road stations should do 
likewise. Top cuts include "I Shot The Sheriff," 
"The Other Side Of The Moon." "Beware Little 
Girls Of The Cannibals' and "Nothing From 
Nothing." 




January 3, 1976 


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POP-ALBUMS Top New Group No.l 


R&B-SINGLES of 1975 get down tonight No.l 


R&B-SINGLES Top New Group 


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